Electric dryer tumbling but not getting warm

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

John From North Bend, WA

Oct 27, 2008

4 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I first suspected the heating element or thermal overload had gone out due to lint buildup etc. from previous dry experience. I went into the lower portion (2 screws in lower front panel) of the cabinet and after checking other posts here was able to go to and remove the element assy. quickly from the left rear of unit (2, 5/16” hex screws). Using my VOM the element tested good, so did the limit switches in the element assembly and the warm air duct. I vacuumed this area while there and made sure the duct was clean. Checked belt & tensioned. The problem must be up in the control panel section. I pulled apart the control panel (2, ¼ hex screws trim& 3, ¼” hex screws panel face) I found the orange lead push on connector from the timer switch to the heat selector control had overheated and burnt the wire in two had also burnt the terminal on the timer. Trimming back the discolored wire I crimped on another connector. My new timer came overnight as promised by PartSelect. The job was $20 cheaper than just the part locally that would have had to be ordered, plus shipping, plus tax.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 505471P (Now subbed to 4-Cycle Timer Kit)

Part Number: PS2046452

In Stock