If you put the dryer on the "timed" cycle, and if the timer still does
not advance, then yes, something with the timer.
If you are mechanically inclined, you can remove the timer assembly
and remove the actual timer, apply 110V and see if it works. If it
doesn't, the timer motor is shot. If you get lucky sometimes you can
buy just the timer motor and not the whole timer assembly.
But if you find that the timer does work in the "timed" cycle, that
means that the circuitry in the other cycles are faulty, possible bad
t-stat, because the T-stat actually tells when the timer to start
The dryer is actually at my youngin's place. I was over and see that the
timer is mechanically ticking as it always did but it does not advance in
any setting - timed, auto, etc. I assume something is physically broken
inside it. Like I said, it dries fine so I'm not eager to take it apart
doing exploratory surgery. If I trash it totally, a new one is not even
an option since it's obsolete.
They used to rebuilt timers. I wonder they wtill do. You turn in the bad
one for exchange. Caqn you turn the knob with hand easily like normal?
The gear train may have been stripped. Worth taking a look.
While you're waiting for a free dryer to show up on Craigslist, you can get
a $10 appliance timer from Walmart or Radio Shack and jury-rig something.
I think I'd use a $2 oven timer. When it went "ding," I'd go take the
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