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Old 06-26-2012, 09:55 PM
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Model Number: WGD5540SQO   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My Whirlpool gas dryer will not work when pushing start. I have checked power coming in, door switch, and thermal fuse. I am wondering if it could be the timer. When checking W (white wire) and T (tan wire) coming into the timer on the back of the dryer with those wires disconnected from timer and dryer unplugged I get no reading except (L open). Shouldn't that be reading atleast 0.00 or something. Please help ...the timer is $100 and not sure how else to test it or maybe jump it to check to see if that is it.


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be sure to check your push to start switch hope this helps
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I am sorry, forgot to mention. I did test and according to schematics is fine and showing correct continuity.
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Hi.

With the door switch and timer contacts BK- BU, T-W closed the dryer should start.
You may jump timer contacts to check if it will work.
If that is not the timer you have a bad motor.

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Thank you Simon,
It was the timer. To double check, we jumped as per your suggestion and then were sure that was it. Ordered the part from Appliance Pros (since local supplier was on backorder) installed this morning and dryer is running great!
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