Question by  kay (20)

How can I go about troubleshooting the timer on my electric clothes dryer?

I hate it when the timer on my dryer stops working.


Answer by  olive8 (911)

You will probably need a professional to fix this. An alternative that is much cheaper would be to buy a individual timer and keep it near your drier. That way you can disregard the one on the dryer all together and rely on something that you know will work-- no surprises!


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

I am not totally sure how you would go about troubleshooting a timer on a dryer but it's one of those things I would imagine you would just want to replace.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

The easiest way is to just replace the timer mechanism in the dryer. YOu can get the part from a local wholesaler or you can go online to your dryers manfacturer to get a replacement. In most models its actualyl a pretty simple thing to change out with just a couple of wires connecting it to the dryer.


Answer by  jsflw2010 (459)

Look in the owner's manual in the troubleshooting section for problems and solutions. You can see if the manufacturer has a 1-800 number that can be used for troubleshooting questions.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You will ned a professional that has a diagnotics meter the timers works from electrical current and you don't want your hand in there when it decides to put current through.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First go to the owners manual and find out how hard it is to take the top of the dryer unit off. Then take a look into the unit and check the dial and be sure that they are free from any dust or lint. You can rub a little appliance oil on the stem to flow better.


Answer by  ambo1516 (160)

you can troubleshoot your timer on your electric clothes dryer buy turning off the electric clothes dryer and drain it, when its already drain open up your electric clothes dryer and see if your time is getting wet when your operating the electric clothes dryer, if it is getting try sealed it so it cannot get wet again


Answer by  Toddthe (63)

Jump the wires going into and out of the timer with a piece of wire, if it comes on the timer is bad. New timers are cheap.

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