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Old 08-19-2010, 06:13 AM
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Question Whirlpool dryer timer advances occasionally, but usually does not shut off
Model Number: GEQ8858HQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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The timer usually has to be turned off in a very particular manner or it keeps "ticking" when it reaches 'off'. The clothes will dry, the Timed Dry works best, the Accu-Dry is not reliable. To start the timer, it also has to be turned in a particular direction for it to start -the dial seems to spin in some areas as if it is not engaging. Do I need to purchase a new timer? Thanks.


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This machine has a timer and a circuit board, and given the age of the machine and the cost of the parts I think you should consider a new machine.

A basic dryer will do a great job for you, not cost much more than parts for your old machine and have a warranty and all those good things.
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The timer usually has to be turned off in a very particular manner or it keeps "ticking" when it reaches 'off'. The clothes will dry, the Timed Dry works best, the Accu-Dry is not reliable. To start the timer, it also has to be turned in a particular direction for it to start -the dial seems to spin in some areas as if it is not engaging. Do I need to purchase a new timer? Thanks.
It sounds like the timer is bad. Here's the Part number: AP2947073

Part number: AP2947073


I guess it depends on what kind of shape the rest of the dryer is in and how much you want to spend on a repair. Ultimately its up to you whether to repair or replace.
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