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
This dryer will not heat up at all. Tested all thermostats and they were good. Dryer has 4 different cycles, and will only start only in one of the cycles when start button is pushed. This sounds like a timer to me. Would you have a different opinion? Thank You, Curt
Answer Hello Curt,
The timer W10185972 can be an issue as can the centrifugal switch 279827 in the motor. These and the door switch are the only things in the start circuit and the same set of contacts in the timer make in order to start the unit. I would open the unit and check the centrifugal switch for lint that might hamper its' ability to open and close. In light of the complaint you listed, either part can cause the issue.
Part w10185972e....dryer runs and blower works well but very little heat. Heat shield is stamped 240v...input wires to dryer read 240 but heat coil teminal connectors only read 120v. All fuse/temp limiter and sensors and coil shows continuity. Could the timer/cycle selector unit be faulty?
Answer Hello Steve,
You will want to go from either side of the heater and see which side you are loosing voltage. If you test each terminal to ground you will be able to determine this. There should be 120 vac to ground. If on the side of the thermostat then you would want to trace back to timer. If all checks ok then timer contact for heat circuit would be bad.
Should there be something shaking in my timer?
Answer Hello Tasha,
There should not be anything shaking in the timer.
Dryer has no heat but will run on any cycle but no heat. I checked fuse and heating element and both are good. Is my cycle switch bad?
Answer Hello Gerald. You can test both thermostats for continuity but before you test them you should make sure you are getting 240v to the unit. The dryer can run on 120v but it won't heat. Thanks!
My dryer is only working on the no heat setting. what could be the problem?
Answer Hello Gretchen,
You may want to check the thermistors and thermostats 279816. Check continuity and if there is no continuity then you would need to replace them. Also check the venting from the blower wheel to the outside of home for being clogged. This would cause thermistors to go out on unit. Also check for continuity through heater assembly or pull heater 279838 to make sure that there are no breaks in the coils. Make sure all this is being done with no power to 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