Post by thespianator on Jun 2, 2016 16:37:04 GMT -5
Hi, My Whirlpool Estate Dryer model EGD4400WQ0 stopped turning on. The drum switch seems OK, and the on/off hasn't given me any trouble lately either.
The timer has made weird noises in the past, so it is suspect. I can get the dryer to kick on if I turn the timer to a particular point on the dial while I press down on the on/off switch. After it turns on, if I move the timer dial it shuts down.
A new timer is not cheap, about $120. (I paid $100 for the dryer used about 4 years ago). I'm wondering if the existing timer can be repaired or rebuilt
Post by appliancepete on Jun 3, 2016 20:16:55 GMT -5
Don't know if you can rebuild yours or not. I saw new ones for around 55.00 to 65.00 plus shipping. Still probably more then you want to spend. Do you have any local guys repairing/selling used washers and dryers? Maybe they have a used timer to sell.
Post by thespianator on Jun 5, 2016 16:25:10 GMT -5
I took it apart to test the timer motor, and while doing so, accidentally dumped the cams etc in the timer box. <!!#&!!> As it turns out, the timer motor was OK, and there appears to be a broken cam flange on one of the cams in there.
Long story short, I put it back together and it works. Must have stopped one time just where the cam lined up and it slipped off.
I'll look for a used one, but for the time being, it works. Go figure.
Thanks to all for the support!
UPDATE: It broke again, and this time I extended the broken flange by adding a small piece of shrink tubing over the remaining nub. So far it's working.
The same has happened with one of my friends, until she has contact with professionals on her uncle's recommendation. She got her dryer repaired in a day at an affordable cost. You can wish to get your dryer repaired easily.