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.