Dryer runs but the timer dosnt move and the heat does not come on
Answer Hi Craig. You will want to make sure that the dryer vent is clear from any obstructions. If the vent is clean, you will want to test the thermostat. The two large terminals will be closed, and the two small ones should ohm out around 250 ohms. You also need to check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Thanks!
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Dryer will not start.
Answer Hello Jim. You need to test the thermal fuse 3392519 and the door switch 3406107 in the unit. Either will prevent the dryer from running if they are bad. 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
When i turn the timer to any setting the heating element comes on without pushing the start button and neither the fan blower nor the drum motor works at all no matter what I do. I'm thinking it could be the timer because on one setting, the timer doesn't run and the dryer ran all night long once. What do you think?
Answer Michael, It's more likely a faulty dryer drive motor 279827. The centrifugal switch has failed. When you set the timer you complete the circuit to the heater element, through the centrifugal switch and the heater operates. The motor wont start or run, because the motor windings or the motor start / run circuit in the switch is damaged as well.