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Offline Wendy.Cartwright

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2010, 05:57:58 PM »
I follow the wire and find heatshrink with a big rectangular pice under it
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2010, 06:03:33 PM »
On the other end of the heatshrink, the wire is no longer white with black stripe, I follow the now orange wire and it leads to the heating element.

Since I am getting no reading from this wire, What do I do? Can I cut open the heatshrink and fix it? Can I use any wire to fix it?


Thanks you for ALL your help!!!   ;D

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2010, 06:08:45 PM »
I follow the wire and find heatshrink with a big rectangular pice under it
(Please look at picture:D)

Wrong picture...

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2010, 09:04:17 PM »
NO ...
that a 5000 OHM Resistor for the Timer Motor
leave it alone ...

With the Dryer Cycle set for no heat

you chould have 120v AC from each side of each of these devices when measured to chassis (a good ground)

Thermal CutOff
Operating Thermostat  Red/White & Red wires
Hi-Limit Thermostat
Heating Element
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2010, 10:47:22 PM »
Please explain...  :embarassed:

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2010, 09:32:50 PM »
Do you have a voltmeter ?

With the Dryer Cycle set for no heat

you should have 120v AC measured from each side of each of these devices to chassis (a good ground)

Thermal CutOff
Operating Thermostat  Red/White & Red wires
Hi-Limit Thermostat
Heating Element
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2010, 04:48:42 PM »
Yes I do. Okay here is what I have....
Wall outlet is putting out 240

Red wire (from plug) to Motor reads 120
      From Motor to heating element 120
      From heating element to high-limit thermostat 120
      From high-limit thermostat to thermostat 120
      From Thermostat to thermal cut-off 120
      From Thermal cut-off to Timer 120

Black wire (from plug)  is spliced. From plug to Timer 120
      From plug to light 120
     
Timer Wires  (from left to right)
      purple wire 1 from timer to tempgage 000
      purple wire 2 from timer to thermostat 000
      orange wire, thas been spliced, blue wire to Thermal fuse 000
      White wire with black stripe, to OHM Resistor, orange wire to high-limit thermostat 120
      Black wire from timer to (silver part) timer 120
      White wire to wrinkle shield 000
      Blue wire from timer to push to start 120
      Yellow wire with black stripe from timer to wrinkle shield 000
      Blue wire from timer to Tempature control 120
      White wire from timer to motor 000
      Black wire to timer from plug 120
      Brown wire from timer, to splice, blue wire to thermostate 000
      Red wire to timer from thermostat 120
      Black wire from timer (under silver part) to timer 000

Push to start
      Pink wire with black stript, to splice, to thermostat 000

Motor
      Black wire from motor to Adjustable buzzer kit 000
      Black wire from Adjustable buzzer kit to push to start 000




           

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2010, 06:55:04 PM »
Wendy you have a bad breaker. You keep posting 120 volts. Heat circuit in electric dryers needs 240. Click pic to enlarge.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2010, 07:22:24 PM »
Mr. JW

 I know the dryer need 240 to work. It gets 120 from the red wire and 120 from the black one for a
total of 240 vac. I am geting the 120 from the red side but I am losing it in the black side.
I don't see a breaker in my parts list. Are you sure this dryer has a breaker? Do you have a part
number?

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2010, 07:40:23 PM »
Wendy is your meter reading 240 at the wall outlet? The circuit breaker is in the house in the electrical box containing all those necessary to shut down various circuits in the hose. They wire several different circuits into the house in case a breaker kills power to a circuit lights will still be in other parts of the house. Your dryer has a dedicated 30 amp circuit. The dryer itself turns via a 120 volt motor that is connected on the neutral and the black side of the dryer. The heater is a 5000 watt 240 volt type that uses L1 AND L2 If one side of that breaker is bad the dryer will run but not heat. If ALL of the components are good and the timer is ok then you my friend have an electrical problem.
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2010, 07:54:20 PM »
Yes, my wall outlet is reading 240.
Ok, how do i know if the timer is the problem. Cause if you read all the measurments I posted all of the 000 reading are going through the timer.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2010, 08:39:27 PM »
With the Dryer Cycle set for no heat
you should have 120v AC measured from each side of each of these devices to chassis (a good ground)

Thermal CutOff
Operating Thermostat  Red/White & Red wires
Hi-Limit Thermostat
Heating Element

chassis (ground) is the metal frame of the Dryer
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2010, 05:13:57 PM »
I set my Timer to Fluff Air and the Temp gage to low delicate. (I don't have a no heat)

I had differant readings (on some from black side)

Wall outlet is putting out 240

Red wire (from plug) to Motor reads 120
      From Motor to heating element 120
      From heating element to high-limit thermostat 120
      From high-limit thermostat to thermostat 120
      From Thermostat to thermal cut-off 120
      From Thermal cut-off to Timer 120

Black wire (from plug)  is spliced. From plug to Timer 120
      From plug to light 120
     
Timer Wires  (from left to right)
      purple wire 1 from timer to tempgage 120
      purple wire 2 from timer to thermostat 120
      orange wire, thas been spliced, blue wire to Thermal fuse 000
      White wire with black stripe, to OHM Resistor, orange wire to high-limit thermostat 120
      Black wire from timer to (silver part) timer 120
      White wire to wrinkle shield 000
      Blue wire from timer to push to start 120
      Yellow wire with black stripe from timer to wrinkle shield 000
      Blue wire from timer to Tempature control 120
      White wire from timer to motor 000
      Black wire to timer from plug 120
      Brown wire from timer, to splice, blue wire to thermostate 000
      Red wire to timer from thermostat 120
      Black wire from timer (under silver part) to timer 000


One of the purple wires on the thermostat is reading 000. Before I was getting 000 from both of the purple wires.

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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2010, 05:47:39 PM »
With the Dryer Cycle set for no heat
you should have 120v AC measured from each side of each of these devices to chassis (a good ground)

Thermal CutOff
Operating Thermostat  Red/White & Red wires
Hi-Limit Thermostat
Heating Element

one side of Operating Thermostat, Red/White wire to chassis = ?
other side of Operating Thermostat, Red Wire to chassis = ?

one side of Hi-Limit Thermostat, to chassis = ?
other side of Hi-Limit Thermostat, to chassis = ?

one side of Heating Element, to chassis = ?
other side of Heating Element, to chassis = ?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2010, 05:50:36 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: WHIRLPOOL DRYER- HELP!!!
« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2010, 06:38:58 PM »
one side of Operating Thermostat, Red/White wire to chassis = 120
other side of Operating Thermostat, Red Wire to chassis = 120
one side of Operating Thermostat, purple wire to chassis = 120
other side of Operating Thermostat, purple to chassis = 000

one side of Hi-Limit Thermostat, to chassis = 120
other side of Hi-Limit Thermostat, to chassis =120

one side of Heating Element, to chassis = 120
other side of Heating Element, to chassis = 120

 

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