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Offline ddavis263

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Whirlpool dryer
« on: August 25, 2012, 08:07:36 AM »
I'm stumped. I have a whirlpool dryer that isn't getting 240v to the element.  I started from the wall and have tested all the termal fuses and limit switches, i've replaced the temp control switch and have swapped out the element to no avail. 
 
What am i missing?

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 10:12:39 AM »
The circuit to the element also goes through the timer and a switch on the motor. This is where the wiring diagram is your best friend.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 11:34:08 AM »
Remove the heavy wire on the timer usually marked RH and usually is a fat red wire. Check for continuity between that terminal of the timer and any other terminal on the timer. Turn the timer around and check in all cycles. If you cannot get continuity from that terminal to any other terminal on the timer then internally the timer has failed.
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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 11:34:21 AM »
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Offline ddavis263

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 12:22:33 PM »
Sorry about that the model number is WED5100VQ1. I know the wireing diagram is your best friend its just that i never really got to know that friend to well.  I knew half of the 240v for the element came from the motor side i just don't know how to test for it.
 

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 01:31:53 PM »
On your motor quick disconnect harness there is a red wire on each end, 120 volts in on one end and 120 volts out on the other for your element. With the connector in place, pull one lead off your element and test for in coming and out going voltage on your motor connector with motor running.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 01:42:20 PM »
no need to disconnect anything ...
Set the Dryer to run a no-heat Air-Fluff cycle,
(could remove Drum)
While the Dryer is running,
measure for 120vAC  at each end, to chassis (ground), of the following parts:
Heater Element
High-Limit Thermostat
Thermal Cutoff (not the white one)
Operating Thermostat
post results
 
 
 
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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 02:20:07 PM »
I'm trying to keep this simple enough to where even I can understand it.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 02:59:21 PM »
Look at back of dryer were power comes from power cord do you have 240 volts there ?Is there 120 volts there on both legs to neutral ?Take timer out and shake it.If it shakes its bad Use wiring diagram to check timer out .Look for burnt wire by power cord.Make sure you have 240 volts when dryer is running and when the heaters is suppose to be on.This will check for a weak circuit breaker.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 08:18:22 AM »
That timer has leaf switches inside it which can get a small burr between the contacts. The timer is easy to take apart and inspect.
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