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.
Dryer will run in auto sense mode but element will not turn on. It will run properly in high and low heat settings but occasionally when timer reaches off position the element will turn off but the motor won't. Is this a timer issue. Thanks
Answer Hello Bobby,
Try testing T to F and then T to X. You will be looking for either an open connection or, when the timer is spun around to close the contacts, connection with no resistance on both of these connections. If you show partial connection, the contacts are burned and sticking sometimes and not making connection sometimes. This would indicate a timer issue. The other thing that would fall into play is a operating (cycling) thermostat that has contacts that are burned.
Dryer doesnt heat all the time.
Answer Hello Bill. Look for any loose wiring on the unit. Also, make sure the vent is clear and not kinked. 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 dryers timer part # is W10185970. My dryers model # is RED4440VQ1. Will a part # W10185972 timer be compatible also? Will it work on my model of dryer?
Answer Jason, according to the model number RED4440VQ1 and the manufacturer listed replacement timer the part number is W10185972. If part number W10185970 came from the unit you should be able to use that. Thanks!
Auto sense control does not heat up. Only timed dry.
Answer Hello John. If there is no power coming from the timer to the heater during the cycles, you will need to replace the timer. The model number you provided is not working.
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