Re: The dryer won't turn on. The timer is ticking though
Check the door switch with a multimeter or be carefull and pull or cut the wires on the switch then splice them together tape the splice and start the machine or remove the switch and get a replacement from an appliaince parts place or radio shack.
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ticking you hear is the timer motor,drive motor is most likley geeting too hot.check vent ,dryer pushed back too far?hose kinked ?stopped up?too long?vent should be short,straight and of hard pipe.clean vent twice a year,heating element will love you.you will not love to replace it.
the ticking sound you hear is the timer motor.this is normal on timed dry.on auto dry you should only hear it when the heater is turned off.if the dryer shuts off and will not start after 20 to30 min. the motor has over heated and stopped to prevent over heating.venting is the no.1 cause of this.the vent system needs to be checked first.if it is a magic chef,admiral,or maytag under a few years the part below the lint screen needs to have all that lint removed every 6mo.
The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed
cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer
hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is faulty replace it If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some
dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not
advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat
inside the tub. Replace it.
Electric or gas dryer? Depending on where the ticking sound is coming from, without more specific information, many dryers use a timer within their dial for timed drying. If the switches are malfunctioning, the ticking of the "timer" can still continue. If you can hear a whirring sound, which would be the motor, then it may be the drive belt. If this is the case, then the ticking of the timer may be more noticeable due to it being quieter without the spinning drum.
If you have a gas dryer and the ticking is from below, then it may be the ignitor that's faulty. However, that shouldn't cause your dryer not to turn on. It that case the dryer would spin, but not get warm. With more information, I may be of better assistance.
II Dryers are fitted with a mechanical timer that sends an impulse to
the control circuit board to stop running once the set amount of drying
time has elapsed. This is because, should an electronic timer fail, this
would necessitate the replacement of the entire circuit board. Confirm
that the mechanical timer is indeed broken by opening the dryer's door.
If the dryer stops, the circuit board is working fine and is not the
problem. Simply slide off the protective faceplate of the dryer, unscrew
the control board beneath, and flip it over. Connected to the back of
the timer's knob should be a small round device with two wires running
to the circuit board within the body of the dryer. Unscrew this device
from the back of the knob and disconnect the wires. A replacement timer
costs a few dollars and should screw into place without trouble.
Reconnect the wires and put the dryer back together. It should work fine
If you need a new timer the best place ti get it is from Rough River Appliance Repair
Phone number is (270) 230-1818 his name is Charlie and he is the best!
the timer has internal cog teeth with works with an ecentric cam to keep the timer operating. the cam is working if ticking although a tooth appears to be broken keeping the timer to advance on its own
put your ear up next to the timer,if you hear it ticking than you have a bad thermal switch.you will nead to unplug the dryer,next you will nead to take off the back panal and power cord cover plate.on the lower right hand side you will see a white plastic switch with two blue wires going to it.remove the two wires,at this time if you have a continuaty meter you can check to see if switch is open,if it is you nead to replace it.