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When I set the timer to any mode (regular, permanent press), the dryer makes small clicking sounds but when I

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:46 AM
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Model Number: LG9681XWN1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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When I set the timer to any mode (regular, permanent press), the dryer makes small clicking sounds but when I push the "Start" button the dryer does not run at all. When I move the timer dial to the "finish guard" cycle, the motor and the drum run fine - most likely this cycle doesn't need any heat. The door switch is fine.

Could this be a timer switch issue or the thermal fuse issue? Appreciate any pointers.

-kd


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Hi.

Most likely it's the timer Part number: 3392949

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Post the results. Thank you.

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Simon,

Thanks a bunch for your help. I ordered the timer and replaced in 10 mins. Your diagnosis was correct - it was a bad timer. The dryer is back to normal.

Out of curiosity, I opened up the dead timer. Boy, it is full of copper reeds - age old mechanical stuff . No wonder they fail. I was thinking these timers would be electronic.
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