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no heat
« on: August 23, 2011, 02:12:21 PM »
Whirlpool electric dryer model WED5100VQ1 that will not heat in the timed dry cycle,no matter what time it is set on.However it heats good in the automatic dry cycle.I have checked the heat element and the thermostats,all check out ok.When it is in the timed dry cycle there is no voltage at the heat element.Does this mean that the timer is bad?How can I check out to see what is the matter with this thing?

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Re: no heat
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 02:29:50 PM »
Here is the tech sheet. Sure sounds like a problem with the timer contacts to me.

You can look at the wiring diagram on the tech sheet to see what contacts are used during timed dry as opposed to the auto cycle.

That model dryer uses timer part # W10185982
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Re: no heat
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 02:33:06 PM »
You probably have a bad timer. My guess is the contact for timed dry is burnt out. Most folk like timed dry and it gets used the most. You can sometimes file down the contacts and get her going a little more. You MUST carefully remove the small mechanics stopper retainer from the timer shaft. If you fail to do so you will cause further damage to the innards, Use a small file to smooth out any burrs ya might find. If you however have one gone this bad as in the picture yall gonna need to order another timer. Click on pic to enlarge:
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Re: no heat
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 07:02:36 PM »
Thank you both for the information and help.

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Re: no heat
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 07:03:46 PM »
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Re: no heat
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 07:04:59 PM »
Ok I will let you know

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Re: no heat
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 11:04:38 AM »
Got the timer in and changed it out.Now everything works fine as it should.Thanks for the info and help.

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Re: no heat
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 11:09:36 AM »
Good Job!

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Re: no heat
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 11:10:56 AM »
Way to get her done
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