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I have a whirlpool dryer the timer quit moving when the dryers running and its not heating up the heating element looks good no burns or anything

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  • grandpah22 Jul 31, 2009

    yes both happened at same time voltage is good breakers tripped still doing the same thing

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Try resetting the dryer breaker pair in the house electrical panel--push OFF and then push ON. Did both problems occur at the same time? If no help from the hint, you need to measure the AC voltage (with a voltmeter) across the two slanted slots in the dryer power socket, which should measure ~220 volts. If near zero volts, one of the breaker pair may be defective.

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  • drallim Aug 01, 2009

    If the breakers tripped again after resetting them, then there is a probable short to ground within the dryer--likely the heating element. Measure resistance from straight pin of power plug to one, then the other of the slanted pins. Both readings should be infinity ohms--anything near zero is trouble on that side. Disconnect the heating element wiring to see if short clears.

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