I have a Whirlpool gas dryer (wgd4800xq0) that will not fire up. I have checked all the thermostats and thermal cutout.It does not even attempt to fire up. Any idea what could be causing this?
Answer Hello Ahale. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. If it is not glowing, test for power. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Dryer will heat in auto-dry but will not heat in timed-dry. Coud it be the timer and how do I check for a bad timer?
The timer could be the issue if the contacts are not making to complete the heat circuit. To test the timer you will do a voltage test. You check from Black to Red wires on the timer. If you are getting 240 vac then the timer is faulty and would need to be replaced.
I'm troubleshooting my dryer for not heating. All thermostats check OK. It appears the timer may be bad. My question is; Is the heating element supposed to cycle on and off while drying?
Answer Hi Joe, yes the element is supposed to cycle on and off with the help of a cycling thermostat. There are several thermostats and a thermal fuse on your dryer. If any of those failed, it would interrupt power to the element. If the element works, check your vent for a blockage. Clogged vents keep a dryer from heating well and can eventually cause a hi-limit or thermal fuse failure. Also, you didn't mention it but is your drum turning? If not, you need to check your belt. Here's a link to help with dryer issues. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
Where can I get the instructions on how to change the timer?
Answer Hello Andres,
First and most important, unplug the unit from its' power supply. Then remove the six screws holding the control panel back on and pull the knob off. Now it's really important not to remove the wires yet as you will do that one at a time as you install them on the new timer. You do this to prevent cross-wiring the timer and costing yourself time and money.
Now there should be two 1/4 inch hex head screws holding the timer in position. With these removed, you will have enough slack in the wiring to hold the new timer next to it for "one wire at a time" wire replacement. Once all of the wires have been transferred to the new timer, reinstall the two 1/4 inch hex head screws and the knob. Reinstall the back panel cover and test the unit.
Can the Timer cause the dryer not to heat?
Answer Hello William. Yes, the timer can cause the dryer not to heat. If the dryer is not getting power to the heater from the timer, you will need to replace the timer. Hope this helps.
Is the timer motor included with the timer?
Answer Hello James. Yes, the timer motor comes on the timer W10185982. Hope this helps.