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Re: Dryer doesn't get hot or turn off.
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
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If you are stating that the timer knob never moves to the off position, then the timer is probably bad and needs replaced. If you can't turn the timer because the knob feels too loose then possibly the knob is just broken. Timer knobs usually just pull straight off so you can look at the back side and see if the plastic around the shaft hole is cracked.
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.
Most likely the timer motor or the main thermostat is bad (some dryers hold the timer off until the thermostat says the dryer is warmed up). I assume you have adequate heat since you do not mention any problem with the clothes not drying in the usual time.
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.)
jefo, it sounds to me like your timer is not advancing. Does it move at all or stay in place? In what you are saying it will stop when you turn it to off, I would think it could be the timer that is the problem. Part # 53-1810.