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UN-ending Auto dry cycle

Our dryer has started drying clothes for 7+ hours at a time. I don't know that it would ever end the auto dry cycle (even though the clothes are dry)unless I stop it manually. It seems to be an intermittent problem ~every 3rd load of clothes. Please help! We have been wasting energy like crazy because it just dries and dries and dries.....

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  • melclyde1 Nov 18, 2008

    I removed lots of old lint from the dryer vent from just behind the screen all the way to the outlet. The dryer knob still advances in the Auto Dry cycle about 1/3rd of the time. All the others it will just dry the clothes to the end of time. Do you have any more ideas?

  • melclyde1 Aug 17, 2009

    Well the timed dry does work but I have cleaned and vacuumed the exhaust and every part from the screen to outside, and it still doesn't shut off in Auto-dry. Got any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    dryer turns off when clothes are damp in sensor cycles. Dries in timed dry but seems to take about an hour to hour and a half

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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.

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