When i turn the timer to any setting the heating element comes on without pushing the start button and neither the fan blower nor the drum motor works at all no matter what I do. I'm thinking it could be the timer because on one setting, the timer doesn't run and the dryer ran all night long once. What do you think?
Answer Michael, It's more likely a faulty dryer drive motor 279827. The centrifugal switch has failed. When you set the timer you complete the circuit to the heater element, through the centrifugal switch and the heater operates. The motor wont start or run, because the motor windings or the motor start / run circuit in the switch is damaged as well.
I have buy a dryer timer but I don't know how to install.
Answer Hello Allen. According to the model number 3976584 is the correct timer. There is a video on the parts page to show you how to replace the timer on the unit.
Dryer works fine when you turn it on. Timer stays in one place dose not cycle.
Answer Hello Andrew. If there is power to the timer motor, and the timer does not advance, you will need to replace the timer in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How do I replace timer # 8299778 on that model?
Answer Hello Jim. There is a video on the parts page to help you replace the timer 8299778 on the unit.
Broken dryer, I had changed the the start button and the dryer door switch and the thermal fuse. I hold the start button and turn the timer it started once still not working.
Answer Hello Joe,
If you are pushing the start switch and it is coming on but then when you release it stops then the centrifugal switch on motor is bad and you would need to replace the motor.
My dryer will only work in cooldown mode or the low heat setting. I replaced the heat element but not sure what else could be wrong. I tested everything and it all shows good?
Answer Hello Tammy,
You may want to check to make sure that your dryer vent is clean. If the dryer vent is clogged it will cause the unit to not heat properly. It can also cause the cycling thermostat to cycle too quickly. With a model number we may be able to assist further. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
My dryer ler4634jq1 runs fine but will not heat at all.
Answer Hello Mike. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
At first my dryer was just getting slower and slower to dry. Then it didnt get much if any about 3 cycles. now the cycle wont stop. Is this a timer or element or thermostat, or all the above?
Answer Hello Sean. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
I replaced the thermal fuse and made sure I had good air flow then started dryer again the dryer dried a load of clothes the dryer worked fine but the timer continued to run into next section on timer knob then stopped. When I tried to start dryer again the thermal fuse was blown again. Can a bad timer make the dryer keep blowing thermal fuse? When replacing the thermal fuse the dryer works fine for one load. What can I do?
Answer Hello Bert,
This sounds like you may still have an excessively long duct or a crimp or clog where you didn't look. You see, the thermal fuse is just that. Thermal. This means the only thing that will shoot it is temperature. This points to the exhaust. The dryer drum rides on seals made of felt. Since they are made of felt, they cannot hold pressure. If the unit has a ducting issue, it will build back pressure and blow past the felt seals and back into the cabinet with the thermal fuse. The unit passing the end of cycle can be either a bad push-to-start switch 3977456 or a stuck set of contacts in the timer 8299778.