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The timer does not advance or takes 2 - 3 times too long to complete a cycle

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The timer is faulty and all you can do it fit a new timer,,,
thats not cheap!

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My drier timer doesn't always advance to the next minute - it just gets stuck on a minute and continues to tumble but not dry


My older dryer and washer use to do the same thing...

Here is why: There are copper contacts on the inside of timer that need to make "contact" with the next little contact in order to "advance" through the cycle.

Two solutions for a fix...ya! (get it? Fixya! lol) (one is free!!)

Fix#1 (this worked on both my machines) : Advance the timer clockwise about 100-200 times. (you'll here click, click , click and so on and your hand will get tired but works 80% of the time). What this does is "clean" the contacts.

Fix#2: Replace the timer. You can enter your model number at parts store below and see a complete parts breakdown and order and replace timer.

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Feb 08, 2015 | Maytag Dryers

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Reset on mat14PDAWW


NOTE: On some models, during factory testing, the timer is
advanced partially into the cycle causing the start button to be
depressed. Allow timer to advance to the end of the cycle.
When the cycle is complete, the timer will reset and the start
button will return to the start position. If the timer is not allowed
to advance to the end of the first cycle and reset, the wash load
will not be completed. here is the manual
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Jan 10, 2015 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Timer doesn't work


If you are saying the timer does not advance then it is probably a bad timer. However you may have another problem if it is just the automatic dry cycle that doesn't work. Most timers have a time cycle with minutes. If that works but the other auto cycles do not work, then one of the temperature sensors is not working. If the time cycle doesn't advance at all then the drive motor on the timer is bad. Complete timer needs replaced.

Jun 10, 2014 | General Electric DHDSR46GGWW Gas Dryer

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Timer goes to 99 minutes and clothes note drying all the way


Hi cayjr1

Clogged Vent
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry.
But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Heating Element
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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Oct 09, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer takes a long time to dry. How long should an average cycle take?


The normal drying cycle for a normal load of clothes should be around a hour if you dryer is 220 Volts.

Chances are you have a Clogged Vent

If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Heating Element
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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Apr 11, 2011 | Maytag SDE4606A Electric Dryer

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My frigidaire front load washer will start a wash, complete the first cycle but then stop and flash all the lights and beep continously until I press "start" or "cancel". If I press "start" again it just...


Hello there:
If your cycle does not complete or The cycle doesn't advance
When the cycle should advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem: It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer. It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. than check the cold water supply line and the filter

Aug 15, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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It takes more than 3 hours to complete a cycle


Hello there:
When the cycle doesn't advance, or it takes a very long time to complete a cycle.
!st, check the timer to see if it is working properly
if not replace it '
next make sure that you are getting cold water and it is getting adequate pressure.:
here is how to check the timer .
if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.
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Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

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The washing machinge is not completing the complete cycle


When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

  • It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.


  • It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.

Jul 11, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Dishwasher stalls


If the cycle doesn't complete, check these:

Water-heating cycle
Timer
Water-heating cycle Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows:

  • On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time.

  • On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too.

Timer Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it.


May 31, 2009 | Bosch SHU4006 Dishwasher

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