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Whirlpool dryer timer clicks but doesn't turn the dial.

Of course the dryer will not turn off. Any help appreciated My timer when set doesn't move or click but the dryer still works. I have to manually turn the dryer off when the clothes are dry. What could be wrong?

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  • cmeginniss May 31, 2009

    the timer motor has 120V when it's in timed cycle, but not the auto dry cycle. The contacts seem to be opening and closing though because when I manually spin the dial to off, it shuts off the dryer. Is it still most likely the timer?

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Hi, It sounds like the timer is going bad. If you remove the rear panel and locate the two black leads that go to the timer motor, Check and see if it is getting 120V. If there is voltage to the timer motor and it isn't advacing, you need to replace the timer.
I hope this helps you. please let me know if I can assist you further.
Thanks
Vic

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SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer timer clicks but doesn't turn the dial.

Bad timer. Replace it.

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