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Old 11-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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my dryer wont turn on, it worked yesterday, but now wont turn on, past two to three weeks it would turn on and work but then shut off, when i turned the timer dial it would work again, but now nothing, i'm wondering if the timer is bad? any help would be awsome

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To troubleshoot it, we need to test a few of the components (This helps prevent unnecessary replacement of parts that are good). Do you have a meter? Can you do a little electrical testing?
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my dryer wont turn on, it worked yesterday, but now wont turn on, past two to three weeks it would turn on and work but then shut off, when i turned the timer dial it would work again, but now nothing, i'm wondering if the timer is bad? any help would be awsome

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yes i do have a meter, and yes i can test, if i know what i'm looking for?
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To troubleshoot it, we need to test a few of the components (This helps prevent unnecessary replacement of parts that are good). Do you have a meter? Can you do a little electrical testing?

yes i can test if you let me know what to test
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Start at the power source. You're looking for 240VAC (or pretty close to it) at the outlet. Further test to make sure there is 120VAC from each of the hot legs in the outlet to the ground (or neutral, if you have a 4-conductor receptacle).

After confirming the correct power at the outlet, try the dryer in all of the drying cycles. If you get action in one cycle, and not onothr, it's a fair bet that the trouble is with the timer.

Let us know what you find.
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Start at the power source. You're looking for 240VAC (or pretty close to it) at the outlet. Further test to make sure there is 120VAC from each of the hot legs in the outlet to the ground (or neutral, if you have a 4-conductor receptacle).

After confirming the correct power at the outlet, try the dryer in all of the drying cycles. If you get action in one cycle, and not onothr, it's a fair bet that the trouble is with the timer.

Let us know what you find.
i have power everywhere and it doesn't work at all, is there a way i can check the timer or on switch or button?
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Check the door switch. You can also check the start switch. They rarely fail, but since you're already into the console, it can't hurt to check it.
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Check the door switch. You can also check the start switch. They rarely fail, but since you're already into the console, it can't hurt to check it.

i have power to the timer switch, and the start button the start button is working, so do you think its the timer switch? like i said there is power to the timer but i don't know check the out going of the timer
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Without a schematic, I also don't know which timer contacts to test. Did you test the door switch?
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Without a schematic, I also don't know which timer contacts to test. Did you test the door switch?
yes it works, i checked the complete circuit on the switch
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