Question about Whirlpool Dryers
Vent has been disconnected and dryer does heat properly in timed mode. I cannot find a resistor on this model. Could the resistor be inside the timer?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Inside the dryer there should be two small metal strips (about 6-7 inches long and about 1/4 inch wide). These are the pieces that detect how much moisture is in the clothing. If possible, unscrew the plastic piece that they mount to, and see if the wires are still attached.
Bear in mind that "auto dry" doesn't usually work well unless you have a well filled dryer (one or two items may not come in contact with the sensors enough to tell the machine to continue heating— since it isn't coming in contact with wet clothing, it thinks the load is "dry".
The problem could also come from the circuitry in the control panel, but I would check these first. The fact that the machine works fine in regular timed cycle indicates that the upper limit and multi temp thermostats are working correctly.
As always, unplug the unit before unscrewing anything.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
SOURCE: dryer timer will not advance
the timer will need to be replaced if it's stuck in the mode as you stated. the timer is built with cog teeth gears that rotate slowly as the timer operates normally. If a cog tooth breaks off the timer is stuck in that position causing your problem here
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
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See if the timer advances in the timed dry or the auto dry cycles. If the timer advances in timed dry but not in auto dry, then you could have a wire connection failure in the orange wire from the heating element to the timer.
If the timer will not advance in either type of cycle, then I recommend checking the timer part number that you are using.
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