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Need to change timer unit but can not remove dial at front to do so
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Chances are you have a bad or defective motor that rotates the dial and sequences the dry process..
Unless you are technical and able to troubleshoot this type of problem safely, you may want to remove and replace that motor assembly with another or have it serviced by an applince tech. Please advise if you want to attempt to troubleshoot this problem or order replacement parts online and I may be able to provide some assistance...
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
SOURCE: I have a 5 year old Whirlpool Electric Dryer, Model #LER7648KT2. The Dryer won't start. I have checked the door switch, start button switch and visible thermo switches or thermostats with an ohm met
There are usually 2 thermal fuses in dryer circuits. One is on the
heater housing and will blow in an overtemp condition around 310-350F.
The other is on the blower or exhaust housing and will blow around 200F
Make absolutely sure the 2nd one is continuous and not intermittently functional. This will definitely stop the motor from functioning
Below is a diagram for an older model (LER4634). Your dryer has some additional terminals probably because it has additional drying cycle options.
The diagram may be more readable when copied and pasted into a plain text editor such as Notepad or another editor with non-proportional fonts
|TM |TM |BK |BK |BK |
|WB |OR |BU |BU |R |
|-- |-- |V |-- |-- |
|O |X |O |X |X |Auto - High Heat
|O |X |X |X |X |Auto - Low Heat
|<> |<> |~ |X |O |Cool Down / Fluff
|O |X |O |O |O |End of Cycle
|X |O |O |X |X |Timed - High Heat
|X |O |X |X |X |Timed - Low Heat
O = Open (Infinite Resistance)
X = Closed (Continuous)
<> = Either (But not Both)
~ = Doesn't Matter
NA = Not Applicable
TM - Timer Motor (Different Models may use different colors)
WB - Black/White
OR - Orange
BK - Black
BU - Blue
V - Violet/Purple
R - Red
Example: For the Auto - High Heat Dry cycle, the following terminals are continuous:
<TM - OR>
<BK - BU>
<BK - R>
(of course since BK-BU is continuous and BK-R is continuous, then BU-R is also continuous.
This should allow you to test at least some of the cycles your timer switch has
I have a general schematic in PDF for whirlpool for gas and electric, but did not see an option to add an attachment to this message.
Hope this helps or point you in the right direction.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
SOURCE: dryer will not start, removed
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...
The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...
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Posted on Jul 04, 2011
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