Hi my dryer won't start but when I push the start button it makes a buzzing noise but want start I'm thanking that it might be the timer but not sure can you help.
You will want to check to see if the motor is getting 120 vac when you are pushing the start switch. Another thing to do is to open the door and tape the door switch to the closed position, push the start switch and turn the drum. If the drum starts turning on its own then the start winding in the motor is bad. If not then the timer would be the most likely cause.
Dryer stopped mid cycle. I checked the door switch and thermal cut off fuse.
Answer Hello David. Test the power coming to the unit and look for burnt or bad wiring on the unit. If all that is good, you will need to trace and see where your losing power at. 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 electric dryer run and cycles, but no heat. I have checked out the heat coils, hi limit thermo fuse and thermostat all seem good. dont want to spend money on a bunch of parts I think there is only the motor and the timer left. The switch on the motor does make a complete circuit when pushed in manually. Please advise which path I should take to repair my dryer. thank you
The best way to determine which side you are loosing power on it to disconnect 1 wire from the heating element. Then you will want to turn on the unit and test from each of the wires (continuing to leave one wire disconnected) to ground. There should be 120 vac on each line. If one of the lines does not have voltage then that is the side that is loosing power. If it is the side that goes to the thermal fuse and hi limit then it is the timer side and if it is the other wire then that would be to the motor.
When the timer is hit on dryer, it heats up but when they cycle starts it doesn't heat up.
Answer Hello Rafael. If the heat only works by hitting the timer, you will need to replace the timer on the unit.
Our roper dryer will not heat or countdown on any selection (timed dry low heat, no heat fluff, timed dry high heat, auto sense dry high heat). It simply spins until I move the timer to the off position. Any suggestions on what may be the culprit?
Answer Hello Kenneth. The no heat is causing the timer not to advance. 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
Dryer does not shut off when cycle is complete.
If the timer continues to run and the dryer goes past the off position while running then the timer is the most likely cause of the failure W10185972.
My wife emptied the dryer and tried to start another load. When you push the start button, nothing happens. No noise or anything. I replaced the door switch, the thermal fuse, and had the start button checked but still nothing happens. I had an electrician check the power plug and it's good. What's next? My dryer is only 4 years old?
Answer Hello Sandy,
The only components you didn't check were the timer W10185972 and the motor 279827. The easiest way to test the motor is to reach inside the unit and spin the drum while holding the door switch and the push-to-start switch. If this doesn't cause the unit to start up, the timer is the issue. If it does start, the start winding in the motor has failed.