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Why no heat

Whpool ele. dryer tumbles and blows, but timer no work and no heat. will bad timer cause no heat?

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  • jim tatum May 18, 2009

    Thanks localwonder, but I need to know to test why timer no turn, it just stays at what ever point you set it.

  • jim tatum May 18, 2009

    Beautiful localwonder, thank you very much.



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Absolutely. A bad timer will not initiate the element function once the load has started. there is a point on the timer board where, the timer sends a heat signal to the element and it also controls the shutdown signals as well. the high limit thermostat controls the actual temp once the timer initiates the heat signal. if the timer is bad or malfunctioning, the element will malfunctioning as well.

Replacing the timer will fix this issue.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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    Michael Masters May 18, 2009

    Ok, the timer mechanism is damaged. this mechanism is magnetic and if the mech becomes damaged, it will not be able to spin and time the load. if the timer is not spinning, its defiantly not working properly.

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    Michael Masters May 18, 2009

    You can test the functions by connecting a ohm meter to the element terminal posts. select a cycle and, press the start button. if the meter registers any resistance/current and the element dose not heat up, this will show that the element is bad but, if the meter dosen't pick up a current or resistance signal, this will confirm timer failure.


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Try the "good 'ol Xenophanes quick and dirty solution".

Go downstairs or to the garage and find the circuit breaker to the dryer.

Turn it off.

Count to 4 and one half and reset circuit breaker with a snap.

Go try out the dryer and see if it works.

Most times that is the solution.

If a dryer pops off one leg of the circuit breaker and not the other all sorts of odd things happen. But for sure the heat will disappear.

An occasional popped breaker is no problem, but if it continues on a frequent basis then you have a problem either in the circuit breaker or the dryer.

If it continues I'd replace the circuit breaker(s) before I did anything else.

good luck

Posted on May 18, 2009


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