My dryer doesn't automatically shut off. Is there anything else that would cause this other than the timer? If it is the timer, do I need any other parts?
Answer Hello Breezyjean. You will need to test and see if your getting power to the timer motor. If there is power to the timer motor, and the timer does not move, you will need to replace the timer. Hope this helps.
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Dryer will start if the button is held down, but if held down the timer will run backwards until time is out.
Answer Hello lucyandpaco. It sounds like the timer needs to be replaced. If the motor issue continuies after, you will need the motor as well for the unit.
I was just chatting with parts dept and they suggested asking you my question. Something feel out of the overhead cabinet and broke my timer knob off of the stem. Do I need to replace the complete timer unit (AP3100522)
and if so, does it come with instructions?
Answer Tracy, We'd expect you to need a new timer 3976576 in the near future, if not now. If what ever fell and broke the timer dial knob, was probably pretty heavy, chances are the timer shaft is bent or may have become out of alignment with the internal contacts of the timer. No it will not come with installation instructions, but it's not that hard a repair to perform. Unplug the power cord, remove the three or four screws across the back side of the control panel and "roll" it forward from the top. Remove the timer mounting screws, and reverse the procedure to install.
When I hit the start button on dryer I only get a buzzing sound and the dryer does not work.
Answer RC, Without a model number, it's a bit difficult to diagnose and make a recomendation. But basically, you want to make sure you have the proper power supply to the dryer at the outlet. At this point there's a slight possibility that the timer has a bad contact, but it's more likely and issue in the dryer motor itself, or the wiring. With a proper model number we can assist you better and more efficiently.
Electric dryer, when we go to hit the start button on the dryer the unit will not start.
Answer Dad, You'll need a multi meter to test the start switch for a momentary "closed" circuit, when the button is pressed 3395382. You'll need to check the door switch 279347 for a "closed" circuit, when the switch plunger is pressed down/in (D to D1). and the thermal fuse 3390719 on the blower housing has to have a "closed" circuit to supply power to the motor so it will start and run.
Dryer cycles to off, but dial continues to rotate and then dryer comes back on.
Answer Hello David. If the timer cycles to off, but continues to run past the off position, it sounds like the timer 3976576 is bad and will need to be replaced in the unit.