My whirlpool dryer stopped working after I saw it smoking from the back. I discovered that the black wire terminating at the terminal block burnt. This black wire goes to the timer on one end. Would the timer cause this if it is bad? Or is there another cause? This wire is only burnt after the Y section on the black wire leading to the terminal block. No other sections or wires are damaged?
Answer Alejandro, We wouldn't expect the timer to be the issue, It's only a switch and doesn't really "carry a load". You may want to check the Red wire(terminal R) from the timer to the thermostats and heater element. The most likely and common issue for this type of complaint, is or was a loose connection at the terminal block. After years of heat and expansion and contraction, the mounting bolts and screws loosen and can create a high amperage draw, causing the wires to overheat and burn. Repair the burnt wire as best possible(shrink wrap and solder) reinstall the power cord and make sure the mounting nuts and bolts are good and tight, and you should be fine.
My dryer won't heat and the timer cycles won't. run, however the dryer drum runs.
Answer Hello Gene. 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
My gas dryer works fine on timed drying cycle but on sensor is not drying cloths. Is this a timer problem?
Answer Hello Arlene. Check the vent and make sure it is good. Most of the time, an issue like this is due to a clogged or restricted vent.
I have a whirlpool dryer, model # LER4634EQ2. I transferred a load of laundry to the dryer, left the room for a few minutes and came back to the laundry room to start a new load in the wash. There was an odor coming from my dryer. Not exactly wires burning, or a dry heat smell. After some investigating, it seemed as though it was coming from behind the timer. The dryer ran for a bit (I wanted to dry the load that was in there), and the smell finally went away. But now it will run through it's cycle and turn off, but there is no heat. Could the smell maybe have been something that burned out, say the thermal fuse or heater element? Or could this be something wrong with the timer? I do not have testing capabilitites, and with my household, I needed my dryer fixed yesterday. Thank you!
Answer Hello MrsB. Yes, the timer may have went bad. 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
The dryer will not advance to the next cycle. The nob does not move on its own.
Answer Hello Christina. You need to test for power to the timer motor. If there is power there and the timer does not advance, you will need to order and replace the timer 3976569 on 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
My dryer will stop but the heat elements stay on. In order to stop it from heating up so high when cycle is finished and dryer has stopped from turning is to unplug the power cord. What is causing this?
Answer Hello DIYFIXER,
You will want to check your wiring from timer to the heater and look for any wires that may be shorting to ground. Check the timer to see if you are getting constant continuity from BK to R. If you are then the contacts in the timer are bad and causing heater circuit to continuously be open.