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.