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Old 12-10-2012, 08:06 AM
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Model Number: WGD5100VQ1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Dryer not consistently heating in "Timed Dry" mode and when it does the heat is low. When in that mode, there is a fairly loud clanking noise (not like the click when heat comes on) if the Timer Knob is jiggled but that doesn't trigger heat to come on. In "Auto Dry" mode the dryer seems to work fine except it shuts off when it gets to "Wrinkle Shield". "Fluff Air" mode setting only works if the dial is moved back and forth. Thanks for any guidance you can share!


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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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Hi.

Based on the info you provided the problem is a bad timer

Part number: W10185981

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