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papitohead

Inglis Whirlpool dryer dead

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Thanks for your patience, I did check and the only blue wire that comes out the motor goes to a fuse on the exhaust fan and then to the control button. There is 0v either pushing or not pushing the start button. Is there a way I can run a jumper from anywhere to the blue wire to see if it is the control that is bad?

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... a fuse on the exhaust fan and

isn't that the white Thermal Fuse that you tested earlier and got 120v on each side ?

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isn't that the white Thermal Fuse that you tested earlier and got 120v on each side ?

Thanks, you are 100% correct. I went back and discovered that my wife had turned the control to OFF. So turning the clock back, here is my findings and of course, double checked them:

 

White wire coming out of the motor has 120v and when start button is pushed, then 0v

 

Blue wire from the motor to fuse on exhaust fan and to control has 120v and when start button pushed it goes to 0v.

 

Sorry for the previous mistake, it happens with cheap help. lol. But I did tell her to click the control to off the last time we did the experiment.

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... White wire coming out of the motor has 120v and when start button is pushed, then 0v

... Blue wire from the motor to fuse on exhaust fan and to control has 120v and when start button pushed it goes to 0v.

something's not right ... that's backwards ...

Has this Dryer worked OK for you up till now at this location ?

 

check the voltages at the Dryer Cord Terminals Strip again

Red to White (center)

Black to White (center)

Red to Black

 

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something's not right ... that's backwards ...

Has this Dryer worked OK for you up till now at this location ?

 

check the voltages at the Dryer Cord Terminals Strip again

Red to White (center)

Black to White (center)

Red to Black

As stated before, no one has touched this dryer other than using it by my wife. It was brought here by Bestbuy people and plugged in by them. That is all. Have never been serviced by no one.I understand by you saying something is backwards. I did check twice last night and checked again this morning and get the same results. One thing we noticed last night is that I went to take a reading at the control blue wire wich is the one we have been testing at the fuse and for some reason, the motor kicked on until letting the tester's probe disconnect from the control button. We tried it again and again it kicked on. Today I tried it again and will not kicked on as it did last night. Would a faulty control button assembly make polarity switch?

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There should be no polarity, this is all A/C circuits not D/C.   Is the cord plugs burn?  take a flash light and look into the outlet at all 3 (or 4) holes.  any discoloration? any burnt marks?

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I did check the wall plug and everything looks very clean. I checked the wires etc and then voltage. No problem with the power form wall to connector strip of the dryer.

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This one is becoming a puzzler. Have you checked the continuity on the tension pully switch?

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Recheck a few things.......Thermal fuse , with one blue wire disconnected, you get continuity???????...........take your DDM and attach one lead to a good ground and the other lead to the listed points.....................Set timer to any cycle, do you get 120 volts A.C. at the terminal with the blue wires, on the timer ?????..........120 volts A.C. at the  'Push-to-start' ( PTS) button,   Blue wire from the timer??????............Push the  Start button, 120 volts A.C. at the blue wire from the start switch????????........On one of your last posts, you said the motor started....  What are you calling the control button ????...........You may have had your meter set for " amps"  and just completed a circuit.....

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Thanks for  you trying to help me out. And yes, I have done all the tests you have mentioned and several times to make sure. In my previous posts I have stated such. What I call the controller is the selecting button which controls the cycles you wish to use. When the motor started the other day is when I touched the blue end on the cycle selector to read voltage form there to the push button switch. I was surprised by this and tried it again and this time it happened by just touching the same terminal of the cycle selector button and to my surprise, I was not touching anything with the neg probe of the multimeter tester. It acted as an antenna to explain it better. Next morning I went to do the same checks but this time the motor did not start.

 

I am sure I am using the AC volts and not amps of the multimeter tester.

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How about making a YouTube video of you testing everything mentioned in this thread. Maybe we will catch something you missed?

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Set meter to volts, one lead to a good ground............Set dryer timer to any setting.........Door closed..................You said you got 120 volts ac out of the blue wire terminal on the timer......Touch the meter probe to the thermal fuse, ( P/N 3392519 )  motor side of the fuse..............Push the start button..........What is the voltage?????........If no voltage, you may have a bad "Push-to-start" relay.....P/N 3401144.............This test is  checking the ' hot' side,  120 volts to the motor,  you could still have a faulty 'neutral' side.......wire, timer contacts or door switch........

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All that you have mentioned have been checked. And more than 6 times by now. Really disappointed. I am not giving up and will continue to play with it. I would appreciates any more hints.

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Continuing on,    Attach one lead of your meter to a good ground....Door closed, timer set to Timed-Regular.............Attach the other lead to the timer terminal 'W'..........press the start button......Voltage is ????.............................attach to the timer terminal 'T'.....Press  the start button.....Voltage is ?????     If you are getting 120 volts, the 'power is just passing thru'....Not doing any work....( one long wire from the L-1 to the point of measurement )...........Which takes us back to a faulty door switch or a faulty wire connection...............( I would have taken the white wire off the timer terminal and attached it to a good ground and pushed start by now )......

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The timer I have has different letters. Please review what I found:

 

First Plug:

A - Red (thick)

B - Blue

C - Black (thick)

H - Purple

 

Second Plug:

X - Orange

T - Black

F - White (with black stripe)

 

The little timer has two blacks in the little plug

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I guess you have a wire diagram there. Does your timer motor work which is 230 volt motor on timer which is a very simple circuit to check if it don't then check why motor is not working on timer rather than main motor.Turn timer to time cycle 50 minutes.Check blue wire with power on to timer with voltmeter one probe to ground and the other to blue wire on timer.You should read 120 volts. If you don,t bad timer.Then leave probe on ground and check for voltage at what looks like orange wire on diagram and you should get 120 volts there.If not bad timer.This method is if timer motor is not working.It looks like you have the 230 volts from your other post.I don,t know if this will help you or not but it is a simple circuit which will rule out timer or not.But i think you will at some point come to the point were the timer will be bad thats what i think from reading all these post good luck.

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papitohead   Do you have any update on what you found on this dryer?

Edited by bigbuck

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Yes, I do have an update. We went camping and for the morning coffee times at camp, I decided to take the Timer with us to take apart and see what I would find since my gut feeling was the culprit of the problem. I did find that the bottom gear was laying flat at the bottom of the housing if you look at it from the top. I assembled it to what I believed was the place where it belonged but kept falling off. I then discovered that it was missing a little piece that acted like a dog to keep it in place. I decided that by making a plastic part to glue it next to it, it may just work. Well, it did, put every thing back together and she is running like if it was new.

Piece of plastic from a CD, free
super glue .... 3 for a $1 @ dollar store
Total expense ... $1
Satisfaction of another project solved..... priceless.

I hope some may benefit from this thread and thank all that tried to help.
I am not aware of how to post pics without uploading to a site, so if anyone can tell how to do it from my hard drive, I will then post them.

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... I am not aware of how to post pics without uploading to a site,

sorry, not for grasshoppers...

post to a site, then post links here ..

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Thanks for getting back to us.Its nice to know the end of a saga. :thanks:

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here are the pics:

 

DSC01497.jpg

 

 

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