Whirpool Electric Dryer Timer won't advance and doesn't seem to heat.

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Whirpool Electric Dryer Timer won't advance and doesn't seem to heat.

The other day we were drying clothes and realised the dryer was running an awful long time. When we checked it the timer had only advanced 20 minutes and then stopped. It was still tumbling but the clothes were not warm. Later I tested it some more and this time the timer wouldn't advance at all no matter where I set it and the clothes never got warm. What are the possible causes and solutions to this problem. We have a Whirlpool Electric dryer model#LER8648PW1.
 
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Old 11-24-10, 03:01 PM
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Sounds like 2 different problems, 1st I would check why no heat, UNPLUG DRYER FIRST Take off back and ohm out heater and thermostats. All should show a circuit. If open that is a bad part, After you have heat check to see if timer turns. May need timeralso if heater and thermostats are good your whole problem may be in timer.
 
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Is it possible there is a failsafe that disabled the heating element when the timer got stuck? I find it odd that multiple parts would fail at the same time but I know very little about dryers.
 
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I concur - that since you did not say you ran it in AUTO dry, since that cycle has no minutes setting - it would not be the resistor that failed. When a resistor (by the timer, in the console) fails, it causes dryer (in AUTO cycle only), to not advance, plus no heat. Therefore, if you had it in timed dry, I think it is in timer, because I also think(if my memory serves me) an electrical leg for the heat goes thru the timer.
 
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