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Whirlpool electric dryer model WED5100VQ1 Dryer won't heat and timer dial won't move once it's set on desired dry time. Are these related? Any ideas?

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The timer has gone out,replace the timer with a new one.

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It could possibly be electrical, check for 240V at the supply side. The only other possibility could be plugged dryer venting, although it would be unusual for it to cause only intermittent problems. The reason the timer would stop turning (mechanical timer) or counting down (digital display), is because on any Auto-dry, (ones that use the moisture sensor) the dryness of the clothing dictates when the timer should count down or advance. Check for good airflow from the outside exhaust point, if that's ok, I would be possibly looking at the outlet for possible loose contact, look at the dryer cord prongs and see if there are dark marks on them, as this may point to a sloppy outlet causing arcing.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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SOURCE: my whirlpool dryer isnt drying

the first thing to check is the air flow when the unit is running go to the outside of thehouse and find the exhaust duct and feel the air flow if it is not very strong then there is a restrivction some where in the ducting or venting.

when the air flow is restricted this will cause the dryer to have longer than usual drying times.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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Your timer is defective, replace your timer as they are non-repairable.
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For anyone who may be interested (this post is a little dated). I just diagnosed one of these machines today. Dryer runs with no heat. First thing if you don't have an ohm meter get one and learn how to use it (easy). Check for 220 (240) volts at receptacle then ohm your element then check your thermal cut off( at top of element housing, if these check out good then the timer is the likely culprit ( what I found today). There is a schematic inside the console that shows you what to check.
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