Question about Dryers

1 Answer

The timer does not advance on the dryer

Just installed a different dryer. We put on a new cord. can this mess with the timer on the dryer?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Dryers Master
  • 9,472 Answers

You will need to replace the timer. Here is the part to order.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012


4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3361 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Maytag Atlantis

It would help to know why you replaced the original timer.
Otherwise,you should unplug the dryer,take your wiring diagram and re-check every wire for accuracy.
Take a volt meter after you resume power and start the dryer. Carefully touch the meter leads to the 2 timer wire leads to make sure the timer is getting power.
A bad auto-dry sensor and or a bad control thermostat will stop the timer from advancing.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

  • 525 Answers

SOURCE: dryer won't cycle

Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.

Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:

  • The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.

  • When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)

  • The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.

    This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But…if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork
If my assistance helped resolve this issue, please show your appreciation by rating how effective my advice was in resolving this issue.
Thank you,
Dave E. (Illeagle)

"Your satisfaction is my personal reward"

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • 8220 Answers

SOURCE: Dryers - My Timer is not Advancing

You must have a dryness sensor similar to this9a2ef08.jpg Wet clothes rub the sensor and this chff9524f.jpganges the resistance of the sensor. The dryness board sends power to the motor to move the timer towards the end when no more dampness is detected. 2 things you can do before buying any parts is clean the sensor and yank out the little board next to the timer,clean the contacts and get rid of the corrosion. If you do not have a control board then you need to replace the heating element control klixonc21ad26.jpg

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sears kenmore dryer timer not advancing, replaced still won't advance, what could be wrong?

It sounds like the timer motor (attached to the back of the timer assembly) is not getting power. Possibly, the timer wiring connector is not making good contact or the timer wiring harness has been damaged.
Also, make sure that both 120 volt phases (240 volts between the two phases) are energized to the main power cord.

Apr 02, 2017 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer timer not advancing

If the dryer is working fine and the timer does not advance, then the timer motor has gone out and you will need to replace the timer. Here is the part to order.

Nov 04, 2012 | Dryers

1 Answer

I recently installed a thermal cut off and high limit thermostat on a whirlpool ler5636kq1 dryer. It was the kit that you had to cut and crimp the wires to the thermostat and I followed some step by step...

I have the exact same problem. Would not heat so I replaced the thermal cut off and high limit thermostat . Now the timer won't work properly. Did you find a solution?

Feb 05, 2011 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Will not heat just cold air and once it reaches 32 min left it stays there

Sorry for the troubles sounds like you have a bad timer since its not heat then the timer wont advance past a certain point. I would recommend you calling a qualified service technician come look at it and to replace the bad timer or you can do this yourself. You will need the model number off the dryer which will be on the back of the unit on the dash or inside the door opening take that number to your local appliance parts house so they can get you the proper timer. Now for installing it make sure you unplug the unit and then you will have to remove the back cover panel on the dash once removed slowly remove wire by wire replacing it to where its suppose to go on the new timer if you put a wire in the wrong spot you will fry the new timer once completed remove the old timer it should have 2 screws holding it to the dash and replace it with the new timer and put your cover back on and then plug it back up and set the timer to 60mins on the timed dry and tune it on and see if it Advances and heats. I hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Jan 27, 2011 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have Roper Dryer #RED 4340sq1 the dryer can run all day it will heat up the wash room , but the will not be dry. The timer will remain at the same setting, so I replaced the timer with a new one and I...

Okay so the timer is not advancing in any cycle? if so its a bad clock on the back of your timer I know you put a new timer in the unit but I have seen them brand new and something be broke out the box with parts. after that or if the timer advances in the timed dry cycle its definitely a venting problem or a power issue need to make sure the vent is installed correctly no more than a 90 degree bend in the pipe and you don't want the vent hose longer than 4 feet hope this helps. If it still not drying correctly I would recommend you having a qualified service technician come to your home and inspect it to save you some time and money but hope this helps.

Jan 22, 2011 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

Timer dial will not rotate automatically.

The timer (part number 8566184) is motor driven and can actually be heard buzzes or hums when it works. The symptom clearly indicates a stuck timer motor. Remove the control panel rear cover then check to make sure the timer motor wires are connected and that the connections are snug fit. Reseat the connections several times to clean off dirt and corrosion build up in the terminals and connectors. Replace the timer should there be no issue found with the connections and the timer still does not work.

Unscrew the faulty timer from the console bracket then secure the new timer in place. Disconnect the wires from the faulty timer terminals one at a time then connect it to the corresponding terminals of the new timer. This is to prevent messing up the wires upon connecting it to the new timer. Reinstall the console rear cover then its done.

May 27, 2010 | Whirlpool WED5800S Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Intermittently Drying Problems, Electrical?

It could possibly be electrical, check for 240V at the supply side. The only other possibility could be plugged dryer venting, although it would be unusual for it to cause only intermittent problems. The reason the timer would stop turning (mechanical timer) or counting down (digital display), is because on any Auto-dry, (ones that use the moisture sensor) the dryness of the clothing dictates when the timer should count down or advance. Check for good airflow from the outside exhaust point, if that's ok, I would be possibly looking at the outlet for possible loose contact, look at the dryer cord prongs and see if there are dark marks on them, as this may point to a sloppy outlet causing arcing.

Nov 28, 2009 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer will not turn off. dial does not advance

You need a new timer. The cam (dial) is round with different cuts in it. When the cam advances, the keys, like a piano, will make contact with the cuts. If the dryer is not advancing, then the timer has gone bad. The contacts are staying closed keeping the switch of the dryer on. This is a VERY easy part to replace... No need to hire anyone. I can walk you through it.

Feb 23, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Timer does not advance, even in timed mode

My parts sources list 3 different timers for this dryer depending upon the MAN.#.
They are

Feb 22, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer dial doesn't advance

That looks like a thermal shut off to protect the dryer if it overheats.

I am assuming that the timer never advances - even in timed mode (as opposed to some automatic drying setting).

Most likely you need to buy an inexpensive multimeter and start testing. There should be a schematic on the back of the dryer either on the outside or on the inside of the back panel.

Since timers on dryers are just mechanical devices that use a small motor (and yours is brand new), it looks like your timer is not getting power. The switch itself is mechanical, you should be able to rotate it to the different settings, press the start button and the dryer will work in the correct mode. Without electricity, the timer won't advance.

Check for loose or burned connections. Dryers use a lot of amperage so occasionally the wires can get burnt and corroded.

Sep 19, 2008 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

52 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16387 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides