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Dryer doesn't get hot or turn off.

I have a 2 year old whirlpool ler4600 dryer & It does not turn off until we turn the timer knob to the off position & it not longer gets hot. Is this the timer assembly? If so where can I order one?

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I have a Whirlpool gas model dryer that only heats occasionally. Also the timer doesnt move in the very dry cycle. Could this be the timer?

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Yes very possible timer but my guess on the times i seen the problem would be the heating element are the thermo fuse on the elemnt canister when the heater does not come on the timer will not move ck the heater and the fuses on the heater canister it will fix your problem

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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      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.

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Usually there is a wiring diagram hidden inside the control panel or posted inside the back panel. If you can read it, you can figure out whether a thermostat controls the timer motor. (I've never had to work on a Whirlpool dryer control problem, so I can't tell you.)

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