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Old 07-17-2012, 10:38 PM
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Default Whirlpool gas dryer won't start. Fuse is good
Model Number: LGR7648PQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My Whirlpool gas dryer won't start. I have power to the unit. The timer runs, no tumbling, no heat when I press the start button. I can hear the relay click when I press the button after turning the dial to off, then to a setting. Tried all settings. Nothing works. There is continuity across the the thermal fuse.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 07-19-2012, 05:37 AM
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Default Timer motor possibly? How do I test it?

I saw a post with a similar problem, but on a Whirlpool electric dryer. That individual finally determined that the issue was the timer motor. How would one go about testing that device?
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Hi.

Using the multimeter check the continuity:

- door switch Blue to White closed.
- start switch Black to Blue closed (with power on and switch pushed in).
- timer on timed regular TM-OR, BK-BU, T-W all closed.

If all of the above checks OK - replace the motor.

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- door switch Blue to White closed.
Disconnected door switch and tested outer leads with door closed, then open: OK

- start switch Black to Blue closed (with power on and switch pushed in).
Disconnected wires from timer motor and tested Black to Blue: OK

- timer on timed regular TM-OR, BK-BU, T-W all closed.
With dryer unplugged, set timer to "timed drying" and tested prongs of timer motor.
TM-OR: OK
BK-BU: OK
T-W: NO continuity

Does this indicate a different problem?

Thanks in advance for all of the assistance
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Hi.

Install the jumper on T-W and start the dryer. If it kicks on - replace the timer.

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That was it!
Thanks so much for the assistance. You're an asset to the forum.
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My pleasure.

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Install the jumper on T-W and start the dryer. If it kicks on - replace the timer.

Simon.

Can you run the dryer with the jumper on T-W, without replacing the timer?

Thanks

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Hi.

Why wouldn't the manufacturer make the timer with contacts T-W closed all the time?
If the timer is shut, replace it.

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