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Dryer Timer Control WPW10185981

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PartSelect Number PS11749830
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10185981
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Dryer Timer Control Specifications

60hz
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Troubleshooting
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Crosley, Kenmore, Maytag.
Part# WPW10185981 replaces these:
AP6016540, W10185981
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Timer knob popped off. Base rod into knob snapped. Needed new timer
Removed back panel screws. Left/Right, Center.
Grabbed Canned Air and sprayed inside panel. Lots of lint ...
Unscrew timer - Single center top screw. Tiny threads, kind of wide head.
Unplug 4 wire adapters .. (top/left/right/bottom).
All 4 pin adapters have unique A/B side. Can't mix up.
Reconnect wires, tighten top center screw.
Before closing up panel, plug in test with empty tumble to confirm if dryer heats up. (Gas Dryer).
All good, has worked great.
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Timer Control Timer Knob
  • Mario from OXNARD, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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timer control would get stuck
Bought the part and removed 10 screws unplugged the wiring and applied it to the new part. Reassembled, done.
Super easy, works great!
  • Joseph from LINCOLN, RI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Unable to use heat selector knob which was always tight to turn and finally broke
First unplug it. Take off 4 screws on back of panel, remove two small screws where dryer screen is pulled out of, place a small screw driver under front part of cover and pop is up, careful not to brake, there will be two big spring type clamps you use player to remove on each side, flip cover on back and unplug all the connectors to the dryer timer, remove the few screws holding it, plug back in all the connectors, put back in and screw is back on, put spring clamps back on using pliers, tilt cover back in, snap cover back in, put screws back that you took out, put knob back on and done.
  • Dwight from SAN Ysidro, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Ramiro
February 18, 2020
Hello my name is ramiro and i have a problem with the dryer. The timer of the dryer works but it doesn't count down it stays only in one spot and i have to keep checking if the cloths are dry. Do i have to replace the timer?
For model number 3238965929
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Hello, Thank you for your question. That typically is the cause when the dryer timer is not fully functioning it will need to be replaced. We hope this helps.

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Steve
December 5, 2018
Can a bad timer stop the dryer from heating
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Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. The timer consists of a small motor connected to a series of gears that rotate cams, which turn electric contacts off and on inside the timer. The timer contacts control the dryer motor as well as the heat circuit. A defect in the timer’s electrical contacts can cause the dryer to stop producing heat and the timer will need to be replaced. The contacts can be checked for continuity with a multi-meter. Unplug the dryer before conducting this test. Before you can begin to test your dryer's timer motor, you must first locate the device. It is a part of the timer assembly. Dryer timer assemblies are located behind the control console panel. You may only have to remove the screws securing the front control panel in place, or, depending on your model, your may have to remove the rear panel behind the control panel. Label the wires connecting to your timer motor so that you will be able to correctly reconnect them later. Carefuly remove the wires. Do not pull on the wire itself. Instead, use needle nose pliers to pull gently on the wire connector. Set your ohmmeter to the R x 1 setting. Take each probe and touch it to one wire. A normal reading for most dryers is in the 2000 to 3000 ohms range. Try to locate a schematic for your dryer. It should be in one of the service areas of your dryer or in the owner's manual. This schematic should indicate the proper resistance reading for your specific timer motor. If the reading you receive from testing your timer's motor differs greatly from the range presented here, then you should replace your timer motor, or the entire timer assembly. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Marlene
June 21, 2019
Hi, My timer is broken and it has the same part number as your product, but it also has a letter after it. This is for Maytag MGDC215EW2. Do you think they are compatible? Thank you.
For model number MGDC215EW2
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Hi Marlene, Thank you for your question. The part number listed under your model number for the is PS11749830. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Chris
November 19, 2019
How do i test to see if the timer control is the problem. I replaced several other parts and only get heat at the end of cycle on less dry. Otherwise the dryer never ignites. I did the thermostat, ignitor, and several other parts already with the same issue still
For model number Wgd4800xq4
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Hello Chris and thanks for writing. We have attached the link to a repair video. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbe2JCmrAA

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Delphine
October 26, 2021
The dryer works and dries clothes, but the cycle knob only works in one position when using the automatic drying. It won't turn on unless it is at a certain position near the energy preferred area. And once it times out, I have to go back past the beginning of the cycle. I'm not sure what part is malfunctioning.
For model number WGD4800XQ1
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Hello Delphine, Thank you for the question. This would be caused be a defective Dryer Timer Control Switch that is behind the Knob, PartSelect Number PS11749830. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Danny
December 5, 2019
As for my last question you answered the thermal fuse checked good
For model number WGD5200VQ1
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Hi Danny, thank you for your question. When you are experiencing an issue like this there are a few parts that you will have to test to determine what is causing your issue. For all of these parts you can test them with a multi meter. First you will have to test your thermostats and thermal fuses to make sure they are all functioning correctly. After that you will want to test parts in this order, your m series coils, igniter itself, or your radiant flame sensor. You may also want to check your regulator just to make sure that part is functioning properly as well. Something else you should also check would be your filter and ducts. Make sure there is absolutely no blockage that would restrict air flow in your appliance. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Danny
December 5, 2019
Have checked everything in back of dryer all was good also replaced coils also good but dryer will on heat on delicate have also changed temp. Selector where do i need to go now? There is only one item left that's the control unit could that be the problen
For model number WGD5200VQ1
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Hello Danny, thank you for writing. This is likely due to a faulty Thermal Fuse, part number PS11741460 for your model dryer. Good luck with your repair!

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Ben
February 6, 2019
Gas dryer only worked on one cycle. Thought it might be the timer. Took it out, checked and cleaned contacts, put it back and doesn't work at all. No igniter now, fuses test good. However when taking the timer off the motor screws had to be taken out to remove plate, and motor came out of shaft for timer. Put it back on, but now it won't ignite igniter, so no heat. Would timer being out of sync when i put the motor back in possibly be the issue?
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Hello Ben, Thank you for contacting us. Please resubmit your question on the site with the model number of your equipment so that we can find the parts and information for you. Thank you.

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Edward
June 28, 2022
Knob slides off unit. Appears plastic part that holds knob and pin to timer is broken. What part do I order to repair this
For model number WGD4815EW2
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Hello Edward, thank you for writing. Yes, the Dryer PS11749830 you had chosen is compatible with your model. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Chris
December 15, 2022
timer knob broke do i have to replace timer assy
For model number wgd4815ew2
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Hello Chris, thank you for reaching out. According to our research, you may only need to replace the knob, part number PS16221236. If the shaft behind the knob also broke, then you need to replace the timer control, part number PS11749830. Customer service is available 7 days a week if you need help placing an order. Glad to be of assistance!

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