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timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:10:23 PM »
I have a whirlpool gas dryer model LGR6620PQ0. The timer wont advance and i have to fool with ithe timer to get the heat to kick on. And even then the heat will shut off randomly sometimes. It spins fine. Its about 5 yrs old. I've been looking around online, but cant find the same issue. I've taken it apart and cleaned everything and the vent exhaust is clean. Also the door sensor went out so i wirenutted the wires together, if that matters.


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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 04:17:17 PM »
Hi,

If the timer does not advance in any cycle including the timed cycle the timer is bad, part # 3976584

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Also the door sensor went out so i wirenutted the wires together, if that matters.

By door sensor do you mean the door switch? Should not matter just so long as you made a good connection with the wire nut. For safety reasons I would replace the door switch, part # 3406107
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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 04:18:58 PM »
Awesome. Thanks. Would that affect the heating issue too?

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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 04:19:47 PM »
Oh and the timed cycle does work.

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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 04:20:30 PM »
I mean it stops spinning on the timed cycle , but not the other cycles

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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 04:27:32 PM »
I'm getting confused now. ;)

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The timer wont advance and i have to fool with ithe timer to get the heat to kick on.

How do you fool with the timer, by wiggling the timer knob?

Did the timer and the no heat problem start at the same time?

When you get the dryer to start again does it sound like the motor starts ok or does the motor sound like it has trouble starting?
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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 04:42:48 PM »
I have to turn the timer past the off position again and again and the heat will kick on eventually. The no heating and timer issues both started at the same time. And the motor sounds fine. The timed cycle works as in it stops when the timer goes to zero. The rest of the cylcles just stay where ever i have the knob pointed.  The knob doesnt move.

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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 04:45:56 PM »
And the heat just randomly stops after i get it to kick on.

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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 04:52:35 PM »
You may have 2 issues.
A bad ignitor and possibly bad gas valve coils.

If it is slow to light and the ignitor glows good the coils are bad.
If it lights OK initially and then does not re-lite then the coils are bad.
If the ignitor looks good replace the coils.
If the issue continues replace the ignitor also.
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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »
Ok cool. What about the timer knob not moving except on the timed cylce? Oh also im not smelling any gas. So would that mean that its not getting any gas (right?) and thats why its not lighting? No gas to light?
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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 07:07:18 PM »
The Auto cycle will not advance without heat.
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Re: timer wont advance and it wont always heat
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 07:19:01 PM »
Awesome! Thanks yall.

 

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