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Whirlpool dryer heats but does timer does not stop dryer

Please help. Our dryer has no problem drying but recently it has decided to not to stop when it's supposed to. Basically, If we turn it on, it will go forever until we open the door... what the heck is up?

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  • pg1386 Oct 25, 2008

    My LE5800XSW3 stops on timed drying, but not on the automatic cycle.

  • Grunties Jan 13, 2009

    I have a LER5636KQ1 circa 2002 that has the same "runs forever" problem in all modes. What troubleshooting can I do on this to make sure that it is in fact the timer before I spend the money for a new unit? (Timer = $70, thermal limit switch = $25, thermal fuse = $15)

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I have an lg dryer that won't power off. I've taken it apart and cleaned lint and sensors. It will do a dry cycle then continues spinning no heat when program is over.

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I bought a time and it did not help so don't waste your money

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Sounds like a bad timer.

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