My timer stays in one position and will not count down. Also even though the dryer will run with the timer in the on position it does not heat up. Could the timer cause the dryer to not heat up or do I also have an element problem?
Answer Hi. The timer part # 3979617 does provide the heater circuit with half of its voltage. If the timer does not advance it may not be sending the needed power to the timer. Provide us with the model # for more assistance. Make sure the heating element is not open or the hi-limit and the thermal cut out is not open. Thank You.
How hard is it to replace timer part AP3136147?
Answer Hello John,
This is not a difficult job. Disconnect the unit from the power supply and open the control panel. Remove the knob and the two screws from the back which hold the timer in position. Now hold the new timer next to the old timer and transfer one wire at a time from old timer to the new one so you don't cross any wires. Install the new timer in the position as the old one was previously. reinstall the control panel cover and re-establish the power to the unit. Put the knob back on and test it by running it.