Good evening Appliance Samurai.
My Kenmore dryer has stopped working today. After a normal operation cycle it stopped working altogether...nothing happens when I push the start switch with the timer set.
This is so far what I have done for trouble shooting.
1. I do NOT hear any humming motor noise when the start button is pushed.
2. With ohm meter the following components have been checked and all seem to have intact circuits:
a. start switch
b. door switch
c. Thermal cut out fuse
3. Drive belt is intact
4. Wiring looks good without any evidence of blistering, etc. L1 & L2 both have 120 v each with 240 v combined
So far everything seems to check out from what I can gather...except the timer. My understanding is that timer does not go out too often but it could happen.
The timer motor advances the knob normally. However, it is making clicking/ticking sound when I set the timer in mid-cycle. I recall hearing this clicking/ticking sound in the past only when a dryer cycle gets to the "wrinkle guard" zone.
I did take the timer off from the control panel. When I shook the timer there was a rattling sound so I took the cover off of the timer. Inside there was a small (~0.2 in) brass button. It appears it broke off of one of the contacts (from BK terminal that contacts R (see attached pics below)).
When I test circuits, the only time I get a complete circuit is when I put the probes between BK/R, WB/GY. The other combination of terminals (i.e. BU/BK, BU/R, W/T, W/GY, T/GY, etc) I get infinity.
Does this verify whether the timer is bad or not? If not what else can I check before ordering the timer to verify it is bad?