Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool Dryer LGR7646EQ3 - Auto Dry is not working

We have a ten year-old Whirlpool dryer that is suddenly no longer working on the auto dry. Instead of shutting off when the clothes are dry, it just...keeps...drying... (we had a load go almost ten hours, thank goodness my husband happened to notice it was still going! I was distracted by our two little 'uns). The timed dry seems to work just fine. I have read a bit about cleaning the moisture sensors; trouble is, I cannot seem to find them inside the drum. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Posted by on

  • pop47_99 Oct 12, 2008

    Mine does same the auto cycle it will dry the cloths and the timer will advance about 1 3rd of the way then just sit and dryer just runs and runs.
    I took the timer out ran it on 110 and it cycled fine(no worn off teeth inside) Vent is not clogged and vent fuse is good

  • jonnyseed Mar 23, 2009

    My kenmore dryer is doing the same thing, and then sometimes tripping the breaker in the pannel before being able to restart. Replaced thermal fuse and is still doing the same thing. Where is this moisture sensor?



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 261 Answers

I went over the part list and I didnt see a sensor, if it is there it will be two silver wire bars either on the back bulk head or at front right just below the door, possibly your timer has gone south too.
The only item I saw was a dryer cycling thermostat that shuts off heat when a certain temp is reached, here is a link;

Posted on Sep 16, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Admiral Dryer Model #AGD4475TQ No Heat

This is very rare on a gas dryer but I have seen it. If you have already replaced all that other stuff I would say it has to be inside the timer. On one I worked on once I could remove that orange wire and the dryer would function ok so I ordered a new timer, they sent me a bad timer. Same problem. I finally got a working timer after going through a bunch of mess. That fixed it. So if all the other components are working it very well could be the timer.

Dec 02, 2013 | Admiral Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer isn't drying as well as normal.Lint filter is clean.Doesn't seem to work any different on timed dry or auto dry.I have electrical exp. but no dryer exp.What should i check and how do I access it?

i belive you should check the vent hose from the dryer all the way to where it exits the house... that's usually the problem when dryers aren't drying as well as they shoud... lint wil start to cake on the walls of the vent and either create a complete block or slow the air down enough to keep it from circulating like it should

Feb 14, 2010 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

1 Answer

The timer seems to not work only on the auto sensing (left) side. It does not move forward. On the timed dry, its fine. I'm thinking a piece in the timer assy is bad. Is there anything else that can go...

The auto dry sensor in the dryer could be bad or the wire to the auto dry sensor may have come loose. If these parts are OK and you are getting heat in auto dry then yes,it would be the timer.

Sep 29, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer

1 Answer

Automatic Dry Function Has Stopped Working

There is a humidity sensor which acts as an auto cutoff switch in most driers, as your load auto dries , it senses the change in humidty and kicks the power off. It is often shaped like a flying saucer with wire terminals on the wings. That is likely your culprit, generally located close to the element. Based on your description, I would start there. Also test a load on timed dry, but it sounds like that's your problem. Remember to unplug before looking under the hood. Post back if you need further info

Sep 20, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

It takes my whirlpool dryer three or four cycles to dry clothes

Kenmore Dryers are almost all the same therefore am sending this;

How to Clean a Dryer Vent Video

Why is so inportant to clean the lint?

It was helpful?

May 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Does not dry completely

how well did you clean that duct, the duct is problem 90% of the time when the dryer does everything else, pretty much if the dryer heats and tumbles its doing its job

May 04, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool Gas Dryer takes 2 or 3 cycles to dry clothes

did you check ALL and out for clogs!?

Mar 15, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

UN-ending Auto dry cycle

This is caused by the dryer vent being blocked and not allowing the moist air to be removed from the dryer. To confirm this. Dry a load of close in a timed dry setting. Set the time on a specific time and then start the dryer. Wait for about 5 min. See if the timer has moved. If it has then the problem is not the timer. It is the exhaust vent being plugged up somewhere. Moisture how the auto dry setting works. The dryer sences moisture and runs longer to dry your clothes. With the dryer exhaust vent blocked, wet moist air is comming back into the dryer and fooling the sensor into believing the close are not dry and runs for a very long time. It is not uncommon for this problem to cause a dryer to never shut off. Your dryer exhaust vent is plugged up with lint somewhere.

Nov 10, 2008 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

872 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16415 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides