The dryer will not shutoff, and it gets very hot but will not dry the clothes. I believe I need a timer since it will not advance. Trying to figure out if I need a heating element as well. Any help will be great!
Answer Hello Marty. 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.
My dryer is not heating, but the timer is not advancing, could it just be the timer? or do I need to get a heating element too??
With the unit not heating and the timer not advancing then the issue would be a faulty timer. You will want to check the thermal fuse next to the heater to ensure that it is not open but if it checks ok then you will only need to replace the timer. If it does not check ok then you will need to replace the timer and thermal fuse.
Why does it run backwards?
Answer Mike, We don't quite understand the question, But, anything is possible. Most A/C timer motors are not polarity sensitive, and will run in one direction only, regardless of the wiring connections. If the timer is running backwards, you'll need to check the wiring connections at the timer terminals, and replece the timer if alls OK.
Our home had a power surge... Since then, dryer heats, but timer does not advance. How do I figure out all that is shorted out/wrong with the dryer?
Answer Hi Judy. One way to tell is to make sure that it is not running on Auto-Dry. The timer is the command center of the power distribution to each circuit. It is first in line after the door switch, since you said it is running and heating then the timer part # 8299779 will be the next in line to get the power surge and open the timer motor winds / contacts from turning. Thank You.
The timer keeps rotating until the door is opened witch turns off the heating element but not the tumbling motor. Do I need new timer? Drys clothes normal.
Answer Hello Andy. It sounds like a wiring issue in the dryer. Check all the wiring for loose, burnt, or broken wires. If all is good, and the motor and heater work properly, replace the timer 8299779. Hope this helps.