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Timer won't advance on autosense,seems to work normally otherwise. timer advances fine on all other settings. was thinking it was the cycling thermostat, but the blower seems to be cycling. puzzled

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  • James Dunn Sep 24, 2011

    model number is rgx4635eq0

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When on auto the heat comes on and then shuts off and then the timer advances,when the heat comes back on the timer stops advancing,when on time dry the timer will advance no matter what's happening with the heat.next time send the brand name and model number so i can help you better,if it's gas you could have bad gas coils,you'll have heat for like the first 15 to 30 minutes then when the coils get hot they fail and no heat until they cool down,also if the vent line and the duct that the lint filter goes into hasn't been cleaned out the heat will shut down and if that happens the timer isn't gonna move.check that out and let me know what you find and send the brand and model number.

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  • James Dunn Sep 24, 2011

    how do I test the coils?

  • Sal De Sep 24, 2011

    if you first have heat when you start the dryer the coils will read good with a meter,start the dryer,down on the left side of the front panel you'll see a plastic piece,pop it off and you can look in and see the flame lite,after 15 to 20 minutes check it,you'll hear a click and then another click and the flame will lite,if you hear a click and then no flame the coils are bad,when you start it and if the flame lites most likely you have bad gas coils or a block somewhere in the dryer,in the duct that the lint filter slides into or in the vent line,you should clean that out once a year,if the vent line is long i take it off of the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,it blows all the lint outside.

  • Sal De Sep 24, 2011

    let me know what you find

  • Sal De Sep 24, 2011

    if it is the coils part number 279834 and they are around 20 to 25 dollars

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