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Old 03-28-2009, 01:07 AM
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Model Number: LER4634PQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My dryer is taking as very long time to dry. The timer knob is not moving and there is no heat coming out of the dryer when you open it. I ordered a timer to replace the timer but now I'm thinking it's the thermostat or something, I'm confused and frustrated. Please help


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Old 03-28-2009, 03:28 AM
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Here is a service manual
https://www.servicematters.com/docs/...%208528187.pdf

Try it in timed dry.
Now does the timer advance?

Problem could be a number of things but at the top of the list would be a blown heating element.

I would suggest you purchase a meter. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.
Most places will not let you return electrical parts so if you order it, you own it.
A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.
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don't buy the timer. the reason the timer is not moving is because the dryer is not heating. calicia, the first thing you want to do is go out to the breaker box, and flip the dryer breaker off and on a few times, to be sure the dryer did not partially trip the breaker, and give it a try. if it does not work, then unplug the dryer, and take the back off the dryer, and it will either the element or the thermal fuse which is mounted on the left side of the heater housing close to the top. i would agree with denman, that you should get a meter, because it will cost you way more in the long run guessing. if you replace the element and the thermal fuse it will be cheaper then the timer. so, get a meter, and mr denman will find you a "sticky" who ever sticky is, probably some dude in pa. tom
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Yes, the timer does work in the timed dry setting. I really appreciate the help. I will replace the heat element and the thermal fuse to see what happens next.
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