Whirlpool 481228218877 Timer This whirlpool timer fits the following tumble dryers: Whirlpool 3R..
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The timer is an electronic device that allows the user to control the length of time the tumble dryer operates for. Generally, the timer knob will be marked out with minutes, and the accompanying instruction book will give a guide to how long various categories of materials will take to dry. Obviously, drying time will depend upon how effectively excess water has been removed from the garment prior to drying. Usually, the timer knob will show the bulk of the time as heating time, with a 10 minute cooling off period at the end, to remove creasing from the garments. Thus, it is ineffective to attempt to dry items for less than about 20 minutes, or for the bulk of the time the tumble dryer will be operating on cold. The timing facility allows the user to set a certain drying time, and then leave the appliance to dry the garments, returning when the time has elapsed, in the knowledge that the cycle will have stopped, although for safety reasons, a tumble dryer should not be left entirely unattended whilst drying. If the timer is faulty, it is likely that the tumble dryer will not operate at all. Replacement timers can be obtained from SparesDirect.com.