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Offline Texasmade

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Timer cause dryer to not heat???
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:56:09 PM »
My timer does not advance and the dryer does not get hot. I tested all components on the back of the dryer with a multimeter and they tested good. The leads that connect the wires to the heating element and motor did not read anything on the multi which are the orange and blk/white wires. I know your probably reading this shaking your head bc I'm answering my own question but I just want to make sure b4 I drop the coin for a new timer. Please help!

Model EED4100WQ

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Re: Timer cause dryer to not heat???
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 06:28:46 PM »
Find your fat red wire from the heating element and remove it from the timer. Connect one lead of your meter there with an alligator clip. If you cannot get a reading from any other terminal on the timer then your timer is bad. Turn the timer to differing spots on the dial as you check it.
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Re: Timer cause dryer to not heat???
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 06:52:00 PM »
Yeah timer is definitely bad I'm just curious if it would trick the heating element into thinking it's stuck in cool down mode or something along those lines.

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Re: Timer cause dryer to not heat???
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 08:04:19 PM »
No trick needed. Constant cooldown. LOL
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Re: Timer cause dryer to not heat???
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:50:28 PM »
No trick needed. Constant cooldown. LOL

Well I guess a new timer just made santa's list then.

 

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