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Offline Thorning

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Whirlpool gas dryer timer motor heat
« on: June 07, 2015, 07:12:08 PM »

I have a Whirlpool gas dryer model LRG8648LW0 that was returned to me by a customer after about 6 months of use. They say that it does not heat properly all the time. I have checked it using a propane bottle supply for a very short time and it works properly for me. One comment the customer mentioned was that  the timer seemed to get warm. I have never noted it before but the small pancake motor on the back of the timer does get warm to the touch. Does anyone have any idea how warm these timer motors are supposed to get during normal operation ? I have a couple of old  dryer timers and noted that the pancake motor is approx the same size and configuration on almost all of these and they are all 110 volt . Internally the motor in question has a white disc  under the edge of the cover and another one has a copper colored disc. The real question is ---any idea as to temp during operation.?  The one in the subject dryer is fairly warm to the touch ?

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Re: Whirlpool gas dryer timer motor heat
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 09:34:42 AM »
I have seen one bad gas dryer timer, the main ring that pushes the leaf switch to start and stop the dryer came completely off. Crappy design for being so much money. Those control themostats on these newer dryers are crappy also. That is cheaper than a timer I would try a new control stat, you can get a 4 wire GE stat fer cheap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPqOk1qx-8
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