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Can dryer timer assembly chiming mechanism effect heat. the lead going from my temp control buttons to the timmer is burnt. I have checked all thermostats, thermal fuses and heating element and all OK

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Dryer knob willnot advance back to off position on left side of timmer. I allready changed the timmer. But did not help.


Check and see if you wired it correctly. This is odd though. The timer actually engages the current and creates a continuous circuit until cycle is finished. There may be a physical obstruction keeping the knob in place. Check all this out and if still no luck , let me know and we will dig deeper.

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If it is turning but not heating, check the thermal fuse if present. The fuse is also tested checking continuity. If the fuse is OK, check the thermostats in the heater assembly. If the thermostats are good, they will read zero or very low impedance at room temp.Depending on the model there are two or three thermostat/thermistors in the appliance.
If even thermostats are OK, check heating element. It must have continuity.
If element is OK, check wiring, then fan, then go for the timer control.

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60 series gas dryer- It has no heat. The timing also doesn't work. We set it for 20 minutes and it was on all night! Anything we can do?


Once you get it to heat the timer issue will go away most likely.
You gonna need to check for air restrictions and correct that first.
Next you gonna need to do some checks. The power to the gas assembly starts from the timer down to the control. Next to the control on the blower is the fuse(blows when air restrictions are present causing unusually high temps inside the dryer) So if either is blown the dryer will run as normal but you won't have no heat. If the power is getting to the gas assembly then you have 3 things to check. The flame sensor/detection device, the silicone carbide ignitor, and the solenoids coils. If either the ignitor or flame sensor are open (no continuity) then that is your problem, however, if both of those are good and you have power to the gas assembly and it woks a little but fails then replace them coils. They go intermittent with age in other words they get hot and quit. themobilian_886.jpgthemobilian_887.jpg
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No Heat,Cloths will not dry


It could be the heating element, a safety limit, a control problem, or an electrical problem. A heating coil is used to warm the clothes as they get tossed gently inside the drum.2d7f6df.jpg A blower mounted on the motor pulls air through the heating element into the drum and out the exhaust. The element gets old and brittle with use and eventually needs replacement. That is what you check first. One of the safety's might be blown. These safety's are set to a certain temperature for the dryer to operate safely.e3c839a.jpg The drum temp control for cotton is 160f. A limit on the heater housing is 250f. If it fails another smaller limit is mounted nearby that blows at 300f. If that temp exceeds 350f a duct fuse mounted on the blower housing opens and kills most dryers. On gas dryers the duct fuse will kill the gas assembly but the dryer will still run. If all of those safety's are good the timer could be the problem. The timer has a terminal on it that runs down to the heating element. If you suspect it is bad you can check it with a meter.17d1511.jpg That leg of the timer should have continuity with other terminals on the timer at different spots on the timer. Turning the timer and checking for continuity will give a clue. If you cannot get continuity with any other terminal on the timer at any position on the dial then you have a burned contact in the timer. If that turns out to be good, you would need to inspect the electrical outlet for proper power to the machine. On American models the motor runs on 120 volts but the heating element must have 240 volts. c92e858.jpg9cc4f3c.jpg27065fb.jpged19d36.jpg

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How do I fix a Kenmore dryer with model # M460-G that does not have any heat


M460 means nothing as far as failures, it is a designation of a style of timer from Midwest timers. If you had no heat it could be the heating element, a safety limit, a control problem like a burnt timer contact, or an electrical problem. A heating coil is used to warm the clothes as they get tossed gently inside the drum. A blower mounted on the motor pulls air through the heating element into the drum and out the exhaust. The element gets old and briitle with use and eventually needs replacement. That is what you check first. On gas dryers vibration and age will cause the igniter to crumble and fail. If it turns out the element is fine then one of the safety's might be blown. These safety's are set to a certain temperature
for the dryer to operate safely. The drum temp control for cotton is 160f. A limit on the heater housing is 250f. If it fails another smaller limit is mounted nearby that blows at 300f. If that temp exceeds 350f a duct fuse mounted on the blower housing opens and kills most dryers. On gas dryers the duct fuse will kill the gas assembly but the dryer will still run. If all of those safetys are good the timer could be the problem. The timer has a terminal on it that runs down to the heating element. If you suspect it is bad you can check it with a meter. That leg of the timer should have continuity with other terminals on the timer at different spots on the timer. Turning the timer and checking for continuity will give a clue. If you cannot get continuity with any other terminal on the timer at any position on the dial then you have a burned contact in the timer. If that turns out to be good, you would need to inspect the electrical outlet for proper power to the machine. On American models the motor runs on 120 volts but the heating element must have 240 volts. If you have more questions just post a comment. Good luck on repairing your machine. I have some repair photos: HERE

Feb 05, 2010 | Dryers

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I REPALCED THE TIMER CONTROL AND MY DRYER WILL


Always check to make sure you have power at the unit. If power is present and you replaced the timer control there is something else causing your unit not to fire up. I will assume your unit is an electric dryer. Before you check anything inside the dryer make sure your power cord is unplugged. Then check the door switch for continuity. If the door switch test okay then check the thermal fuse located on the blower assembly. Remove one lead and test for continuity, if okay then check the upper limit on the heating box. Again, this is a continuity check and again remove one of the leads before you check for continuity.

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Drier was working O.k . Timmer Stop working And so did the Heating. Does the Timmer control Temperature aswell.?


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Timer does not move in Auto/delecate


Im guessing there is another thermostat in the circuit to actuate the timer motor circuit. If you can find the timer motor wires check for voltage in the run (cycles yuor having trouble with) modes. Automaticadvance timmer mode is usually an open set of contacts and close when the element is heating too correct temperature allowing power to continue to the timmer motor. In the delicate cycle often it is the same thermostat on a differant set of contacts (but they could be on the same thermostat this type of thermostat has 3 termjinals usually 2 on 1 side and 1 on the other). that energize the timer motor.

The other thing that could be the problem is the timmer itself. There has to be a set of contacts inside the timmer that energize the timer motor in both cycles. these are or can work on some cycles but not others due to worn out parts in the timer. Check for voltages her that corrospond with your timer motor.

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A - Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
- house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.
A ohm meter test for these parts is here.


 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
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depending on the model; if the timer is in the automatic cycle it will not advance if there is no heat, it must heat in order to satisfy a thermostat to tell the timer to advance this is what makes it automatic. If the timer gets to the end of the timed cycle and will not advance to off, sounds like a bad resistor connected to the timer, I would first check the heat circuit to find out why its not heating. Dont mean to complicate, but everything in the dryer has something to do with heating, element,thermostats, temp switch, timer and even the motor. Check for burnt wires at the terminal block for the cord. hope this helps.....

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