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Can the timer control prevent the dryer from heating?

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Yes it can BUT why not check the heating element first and the thermostats....this is the likely cause.... good luck

Posted on Feb 11, 2011

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2011

    I have already replaced the thermostats and I managed to get the heating element to come on for a short period by changing the timer position. Any thoughts

  • Tony Pike Feb 12, 2011

    I would need to connect a meter to the leads at the heater and watch whether power is being supplied to that point. Then looking at the circuit diagram work back towards the timer. having said that , the timer is the supplier of power to the heater so since you have replaced the thermostats you might take a chance and replace the timer. check all the connections also check for fatigued wires too. good luck

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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Dryer not heating


Hello there and welcome to fixya

Here are the most common things that will need to be checked with a meter to ensure there is continuity on these parts no continuity means that the part is bad and needs replacement ok?

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced.


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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner assembly. If the dryer doesn't heat one or more of the solenoids may be defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame doesn't light, replace these coils as a set.


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Dryer Igniter

If the dryer doesn't heat, the igniter might be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


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Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn't heat, the element should be checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.


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Heating Element Assembly

The heating element assembly on an electric dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn't heat, the element assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.


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Flame Sensor

Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn't heat, the flame sensor might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


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High Limit Thermostat

Although not common, if the dryer doesn't heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn't heat.


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Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


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Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer doesn't heat. Check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is defective.


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Timer

The timer is normally not at fault if the dryer doesn't heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Amana Dryers

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Will not turn off and no heat


Your new timer could be defective as well or you have other problems in your dryer
It could be caused by defective igniter or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason I always suggest in order to prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason .

Dec 28, 2012 | Kenmore 400 6943 Dryer

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I have a Avanti dryer and after its on a few minutes it also cuts off. Can you tell me why or what to do to fix this problem?


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Timer
The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is bad and needs replacing. If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem

Heating Element
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat inside the tub.Replace the Heating Elements
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Oct 17, 2012 | Avanti D110 Electric Portable Dryer

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I have an electric Estate Dryer made by Whirlpool TEDS840PQO. It has "Timed Dry", "No Heat Fluff" and "Auto Sense Drying" settings. On the Auto Sense Drying it has...


Verify that the wrinkle prevent switch is good. If so, the timer is likely the problem. Sometimes the switch contacts inside the timer can be cleaned to restore operation, bit it is a tricky item to disassemble and reassemble.

Mar 07, 2017 | Dryers

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Dryer does not heat up model mdg508daww tested ignitor,radiant flame sensor,thermal fuse and tried limit fuse and cycling fuse checked blower wheel and made sure there was no air flow restrictions and...


Hello,

A few other things that could make the dryer not heat are,

Heat selector switch on the control panel

Timer

Motor


A quick question though...i see where ya tested the ignitor but what i would like to know is does it glow or not

To test the heat selector switch ya need to use a multimeter set to measure ohms of resistiance and test the following to have Zero ohms resistiance when set to high heat setting

Red wire to blue wire terminal (wire must be removed)
Red wire to yellow wire temninal

The heat circuit on the timer is
Yellow wire terminal on the timer to the red wire terminal...on that too the wires need to be removed off of the timer

On the motor the heat circuit on the motor switch is the yellow/black wire to the black wire to determine if its good the igniter can be checked for POWER (120 volts) since the motor only sends power to the ignitor when the dryer is running because itsa built in safety feature that will prevent the dryer from heating when not running


Good luck,
GENE

Oct 03, 2011 | Dryers

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Doesnt heat up tested coil (hook up to110 volt house got hot ) but dryer doent heat up


There are a couple temperature sensors that you can test, they can fail over time. It can also be the timer.
There is a sensor that detects when the dryer is cool and the heating coil can turn on. If it fails the dryer will never heat up.
There is also a sensor that detects when the dryer has overheated, and it prevents the dryer from turning on.
Hope it's not your timer.

Mar 06, 2011 | Dryers

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Not heating/timer knob not turning . the dryer works but is not heating and i noticed that the knob is not turning therefore it does not shut off just keeps running.


HI. The timer device is responsible for initiating the heating cycle. If the dial plate is unable to advance, the heating circuit will not operate correctly, thus, preventing proper heating. Another indication of timer mechanism failure will be an un going cycle. You have stated that the unit Will continue to run, without stopping. This is caused by the defective timer device.

In most cases, the actual timer motor will Fail. This motor is , essentially, responsible for the forward motion of the dial plate.

I recommend to replace this damaged timer device, asap.

Jan 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Hi I have a whirlpool gas dryer and it heats up when you 1st start it up but after a while it runs cool. Also the timer does not advance so it just runs aimlessly. I already cleaned the vent and lint chute...


The timer is the Principal initiator of the entire heating cycle. it authorizes the needed current for proper element functions. you have stated that the timer fails to advance, or rotate properly. this will cause inadequate heating, therefore, not allowing optimal dryer performance.

replacing the timer will fix this issue.

((I would also like to recommend replacing the running thermostat as well. this is good preventive maintenance. its located on the dryer blower housing or vent duct.))

Sep 02, 2009 | Dryers

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