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Old 02-01-2008, 08:40 AM
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I replace the timer and it was heating before the timer started going bad. It now runs fine on all settings but will not heat! What should I check first? Maybe the fuse? If so where is the fuse located?

When I took the old timer out I took it apart and the inside was burnt a little in 2 spots. What would cause that? Thanks for any help! I dont want to buy part that are not needed.


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Old 02-01-2008, 02:15 PM
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The first thing I would check if there is 240V at the outlet.

While the motor and all controls needed just 120V, the heating element needs 240V. If one of two 120V legs is missing - the dryer will run without any heat.

Try to reset the breakers first.

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There are two things in that dryer you need to check, if you have established full power. One is the heating element, and the other is the thermal fuse, which is located at the top of the heater housing. First unplug the dryer.If you have a meter, pull 1 wire off the thermal fuse, and check for continuity, if you don't have it replace it If you do, lets go to the element, pull 1 wire off of it, and check for continuity. If you do not have a meter, let me know, I can tell you a way to check the unit with out it. Tom ********************************************
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did you remove the wires one by one, that is taking a wire off the old timer and replacing it to the new timer,that's how i do it in order not to get confused, or did you remove the old timer and take it to the store if i have to remove the old part sometime because the model number is damage or missing i always make a drawing so i have something to refer to when i replace the new timer, anyway if all the wires were at the right place the next thing you need to check is the thermal fuse,some dryers carry two,the regular one,down on the blower wheel cover, this is usually white check for continuity,sometimes there is a second one at the top of tube that the element is in, check that also, then check the element,make sure your dryer is unpluged.
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Fyxer, the white thermal fuse, on an 240 volt whirlpool has nothing do with the product not heating. If the white thermal fuse was bad, the whole unit would shut down. Totally dead. Did I miss something in my reply Fyxer? Tom
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