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Whirlpool dryer does not heat. Checked continuity. Seems

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Whirlpool dryer does not heat. Checked continuity. Seems timer is bad but would like to verify
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a model number so I can better assist you? It should be located on a sticker just inside the door way.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ser. M20411978
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Perfect, thank you. So first, below is a video that shows you how to test all the different thermostats and fuses on your dryer to make sure they are all good. In addition to that, test power between the 2 outside power wires going to the dryer to make sure you're getting 220 volts between the 2 outside power wires at the terminal block because the dryer will run with 110 volts but it won't heat without 220 volts.

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Other than that, the only 2 options left are the timer or the motor. The power from L2 goes through the motor before it goes to the heater to make sure the heater doesn't complete the circuit unless the motor is running. There are 2 thick red wires that go to the motor and you'd need to shove your multimeter probes into the back of both of these terminals on the motor to test power between the 2 red wires when the dryer is running and trying to heat. If the centrifugal switch on the motor is good you will get a reading of 0 volts when the dryer is trying to run and heat (this means you need to replace the timer). If the switch on the motor is bad, then you'd get a reading of 220 volts which means you need to replace the motor.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry had an emergency daughter transport haha
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

I can not call because the phone call option was declined by your card so I'll send the option again.