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Old 04-15-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Any appliance techs out there? I have a Whirlpool dryer about 10yrs old. Still works fine, but the timer started running backwards. What ever cycle you set it on, it runs backwards. Called a couple appliance repair shops and no one has heard of this before. Was just wondering if it could be something else, before I spend $70 on a new timer.

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but the timer started running backwards. What ever cycle you set it on, it runs backwards. Called a couple appliance repair shops and no one has heard of this before.
Haven't seen one myself, but have heard of a few doing that. Something breaks in the timer motor and it starts up in the wrong direction = new timer time.

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Thanks jeff1 for your reply.

Model # LER6848AWO

Figured it was new timer time, just didn't want to spend $70 on a 10yr old unit and have it be something else. Can the timer be tested in any way. I can repair or replace just about anything, but I am seriously lacking in electrical diagnosis.

Thanks again for your input.
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That will be LER6848AW0

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Can the timer be tested in any way
You have pretty much already done that, in timed dry the timer motor will receive 120 volts AC. Since the timer moves/advances ok the timer motor is getting power but the problem is more of an mechanical failure in the timer motor.

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Timer assembly - LER6848AW0

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Thanks, I really appreciate the info.
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I was gonna suggest setting it to a certain time, hopping inside, and seeing if it turned into a time machine!

All kidding aside, I'd look at fixing the timer and/or replacing the timer.
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sO YOU PUT IN DRY CLOTHES AND THEY COME OUT WET? lol lol
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Heck I didn't know a timer could run backwards! And I have fooled with a few. Hehhe, I would have to try and take the timer motor off and see which way it is turning. Then take timer apart to see what piece of plastic is broken to allow this to happen. Just the way I am. A curious mind kinda thing with me. Good to "see" you Jeff.

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