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what parts have you replaced?
Just the thermal over load link in the rear of the dryer but I still had heat in timed dry, low and high. It's just the automatic mode it won't advance. It will begin to heat in automatic but then go cold and not advaance.
I can dry in timed mode but it takes forevr
ok this is going to be a bad timer.and nothing else.a few points are bad
No opening it up and cleaning, de-buring?
The contacts I mean.
some you can and sometimes you cant.you try but you just need to becarefull that you do not bent the points
cleaned them with a piece of sand paper
Is the timer connected in any way to any of the upper/lower safety thermal "buttons" I'll call them.
I don't know their correct name.
the timer runs everything
Ah, so that would explain it's attempt to heat then go clod?
good luck to you
I have ohmed out all wires and have found no opens so I could try and open the timer before I spend $130 on it.
correct.its worth a try
OK. Can I attempt that and get back with you?
yes you can.pressing accept now pays for my time.
ok. let me try that and verify its bad.
TY for your time. I will return and pay the fee.
I have replaced the timer as you said. It worked at first now the new one is doing the same thing. Times in both "timed dry" cycles and give some heat but no longer times in "Automatic Dry" cycle and gives no heat. Almost as if the gas valve isn't staying open. There is a sensor on the discharge side of the air duct which is supposed to sense out going heat. Could this be shutting off the gas and if so with no gas signal will the timer stop turning?
if the gas valve is shutting off too soon then the solenoids may be faultybut the timer controls everything
If the solenoids are faulty and shutting down will it affect the timer operation? Meaning will the timer stop rotating if it senses no gas flow? If not, I'm now at a loss as to why the timer only times down/out in the "Timed Dry" cycles. When I installed the new timer and did the first test with all panels removed I could see the gas light and flames in the chamber and heat being produced. after I closed every thing up and put a load in and started it, it was still running when I came back out but hadn't advanced and there was no flame/heat.
based on what you are stating it sounds like the timer is faulty.
I just bought it and received it yesterday. Is there something (load, surge, etc.) causing them to go bad?
only it can be is just a shortage somewhere in the wiring
Still lost . Why only in the Automatic Dry cycle? I have never seen anything like this. The motor revolves and turns the cams to operate the various functions. Just don't know why it stops only in Automatic Dry cycle and no heat.
Thank you for the time but it seems your answer to my problem of it being the dryer timer was incorrect. Was never anything wrong with the timer. It seems since the secondary gas valve coil did not operate (open) and produce flame the timer will not advance and clothes will just tumble with no heat.