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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!

~Michelle

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  • pop47_99 Oct 12, 2008

    Mine does same thing.in 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?

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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;
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=2893&PPStack=1

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