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PartSelect Number PS2046452
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
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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Since the timer was working, I opened the front of the dryer and checked the two thermostats and the resistance of the heating element. All of these parts checked out, so I opened the control panel. I found a coroded wire connector that had overheated, melted the insulation back some and broke off. The terminal it was connected to on the timer was also melted and damaged. Replaced the timer, wire and connectors.
With the help of a tech via the JustAnswer chat room, started with the obvious of checking the heat coil and with his instructions stepping through possibilities, was able to diagnose the problem of the timer from finding a couple of fried wires at their connections to the timer. Looking close showed the timer had overheated and was probably fused inside. Ordered the part on Saturday. It was delivered on Tuesday. Took about 15 minutes to install. More time was spent cleaning the lint out of the internals inside the cabinet and control panel than the actual repair.
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