I have the duet gas dryer and it is getting 115V at outlet in wall also tests 115 just on inside of machine. From back pannel to relay board on the left side the Voltage drops down to .08V, dont know if this is correct or should i go through and replace the wires leading from the back pannel to the pannel on the left hand side? I cannot find much info on how this things voltage is supposed to run.
In short it will not turn on but does have power at the wall and the cord.
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ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:
Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)
Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.
Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,
Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.
Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle.
The wall outlet 240 volts: The first thing to check when your Whirlpool dryer is not starting is the wall outlet to make sure that the dryer is getting the proper voltages. On an electric dryer there should be 240 and 120 volts present at the terminal block.
A blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker are one of the major causes why the dryer won't start. To check the voltage on an electric dryer you will need to use a multimeter.
The wall outlet 120 volts: A gas dryer connects to a 120 volts wall outlet, and it is very easy to check the outlet. Disconnect the dryer and connect a hair blower or any other small appliance on the outlet.
If they work, then the problem must be on the dryer. If the don't work, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If the problem is bigger than that, have a license electrician check the house wiring. A bad wall outlet could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.
The thermal fuse: The thermal fuse is use on an electric dryer as a safety devise to open the motor circuit if the operating thermostat fails to open at the preset temperature or if the motor draws too much amperage.
A blown thermal fuse could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting. It is located behind the back panel on the dryer.
The door switch: The door switch is another safety device use on the dryer. It is connected on the neutral line of the motor circuit. A door that is not closing properly or a bad door switch could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.
The push to start switch: The push to start switch is use to start the motor. There are two types of switches. The older type switch is a solenoid operated door switch and the other one is a simple push to start switch.
A bad solenoid operated or regular push to start switch could be the cause why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.
The timer: The timer is the distribution center or the brain of the dryer. Inside of the timer is that the electricity gets routed to the different electrical parts in the dryer.
The timer has contact points, and the contact points wear or burn out depending on the amount of use. Contacts burnt inside of the timer, could prevent the dryer motor from starting..
The motor: Also, the motor could be burnt bad. A motor that smells like rubber burning, makes growling noises, runs for a wile, the won't start until is cool down or a motor that runs fine, but the centrifugal switch is not making the right connections is a bad motor and must be replace.
So...as you could see, there are many parts that could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.
Hello, well that sounds a fuse problem, you can try check inside, be shore you unplug the power socket before you do it, if the inside fuse is ok ,so the control board is damage and needs to be replaced, and don't think it worth .
You can perform some Whirlpool electric
dryer timer troubleshooting to determine if the timer is faulty or if
the cause is somewhere else within the dryer.
Access the Timer
Unplug the Whirlpool dryer power
cord from the dryer electrical outlet. The timer is inside the control
panel on the top of the dryer. Pull the dryer away from the back wall so
that the control console can be raised without hitting the wall.
Remove the single screw on each end of the control console that
secures the control console housing to the top of the dryer. Grab the
sides of the control console and raise the front of the console up and
toward the rear of the dryer. With the control console in the service
position you will now be able to test the timer.
Test the Timer
Locate the dryer timer inside
the control console. It will be directly behind the dryer timer control
knob. There are two wires that connect from the dryer to the dryer
timer. Place a piece of masking tape on each wire and write on the tape
what terminal each wire attaches. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to
remove the wires from the terminal ends on the timer.
Set the scale on a volt-ohm meter to the RX1 setting to measure the
ohms of the timer. Place one probe to one terminal and the other probe
to the remaining terminal. You should get a reading between 2,000 ohms
and 3,000 ohms. If you do not get this reading, replace the timer.
Replacing the Timer
Pull the control knob off of the
timer shaft on the face of the control console. Remove the two screws
that secure the timer to the inside of the control console. Pull the
timer out and take the timer with you to an appliance repair facility.
Compare the new timer to the old timer to make sure that the mounting
Place the new timer inside the console and secure the timer with the
two retaining screws. Attach the wires to the timer and remove the
masking tape from the wires. Lower the control console and reattach the
console to the top of the dryer with the retaining screws. Push the
control knob back over the timer shaft. Push the dryer back against the
wall and plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.
Check circuit breaker at the house electric panel, if good, check for voltage (220/240)volts at the receptacle that the dryer power cord plugs into, if good, check for voltage(220/240)volts at the dryer terminal block where the dryer power cord connects to the dryer, if good, check voltages at the dryer power transformer, should be 220/240 volts for motor,and 110/115 volts control power for dryer controls, you should find the failure within these inspections/testing.
Good Luck !
Plug light or something into wall outlet to see if you are getting power. Got power then check for power at power cord inside machine. Check power at timer. If there is power at timer then circuit testing come into play.
did you replace both fuses? there are 2 thirty amp fuses both are needed . if you can check voltage to the outlet that will eliminate an electrical problem and narrow it down to the dryer. If you have voltage to the dryer outlet, then I would look at the connections at the terminal block(where the cord connects to the dryer) then a meter would be needed to do much more testing.
The Whirlpool Ultimate Care II cannot be outfitted for a standard 115 VAC wall outlet. Your dryer is a 220 VAC appliance. It needs to have it own dedicated 30 amp, 220 VAC circuit with the proper outlet and power cord installed. The dryer heating circuits and timer will not run on 115 VAC. I think you need to reconsider what you are about to do...