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I do believe I have been pretty patient with this dryer of ours. I runs but doesn't heat. Before it

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:05 PM
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Question I've been beat with no heat
Model Number: WED5540SQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I do believe I have been pretty patient with this dryer of ours.
I runs but doesn't heat. Before it completely quit heating we would have to run heavy's like towels twice. Here is a list of things I've already done. The breakers have been checked. I have 220 at the power supply. I figured heating element and or thermal fuse. Replaced them both. Did not solve issue. After re installing the originals, I tested High limit and cycling thermostats. They checked out fine.
I figured it must be the timer. Installed new one. Did not solve issue. So here I am at the computer wondering what is next? If you could steer me in the right direction I would be greatly appreciative. I will be back behind the dryer re installing the original timer.


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Old 08-28-2013, 05:21 AM
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See the attachment for the tech sheet.

When in timed dry does the timer advance to off?
The timer runs on 220 and should advance to off if there is 220 in the unit.

Unplug the unit and attach one meter lead to L1. Best place is at the line cord plug.
Set the unit to timed dry, high heat mid cycle.
Set your meter to the most sensitive scale and short the meter leads together to see if there is a zero offset in the meter.
Now work your way back through the heater circuit.
Both sides of Timer Switch 2 should be 0 ohms.
Both sides of the Thermal Cutoff should be 0 ohms.
Both sides of the Operating Thermostat contacts should be 0 ohms.
Both sides of the Hi-Limit Thermostat should be 0 ohms.
Hi-limit side of the heater should be 0 ohms.
Other side of the heater should be 8 to 12 ohms.
1M on the motor's centrifugal switch should be 8 to 12 ohms.

If all are OK then all that is left is the heater centrifugal switch on the motor.
You could check from the plug L2 to 2M on the switch just to be sure that it is not a bad wire/connection.

If all OK then odds are that the centrifugal switch is toast.
It could be a problem with the centrifugal mechanism (lint etc.) or the switch.
You may need a new motor.
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thank you for the extra info, I was thinking motor.
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