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Whirlpool Gas Dryer, LGR5636EQ2, timer not moving on Auto (DryMis

When I set the timer on the * (Dry Miser, Auto setting), the dryer runs forever because the timer doesnt move. The flame appears to come on and there is heat. When I put the timer on High Heat, Timed setting, the timer moves to the off position. I have changed both Thermostats, one with two wires, and one with 4 wires and this didnt fix it. As I said, there is plenty of fire and heat.....

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  • bc_gw Nov 15, 2008

    dryer will not turn off. timer runs continous. you have to open the door to stop it. Whirlpool electric

  • danpatron Dec 19, 2008

    I spent 65$, bought a new timer, and the thing still doesnt advance in Automatic mode. This is driving me nuts. I already replaced both thermostats and the coils. There is nothing else to replace!!! Why isnt the thing moving? Note: This model, which is natural gas, does Not have a moisture sensor.
    Still need help..Comments?

  • danpatron Dec 20, 2008

    The timer moves on the timed setting though, just like the previous timer. It just doesnt move on the * setting. I think something else is preventing power to the timer on the * setting.

  • danpatron Dec 20, 2008

    Ok, I will try that. I'll unplug the orange wire and secure it so it wont ground. But what am I looking for? Purpose of this? Am I looking for a flame? Will the timer move w/the orange wire disconnected?

  • danpatron Dec 23, 2008

    Read my original posting again. The heat does come on in Auto mode. The problem is the timer never moves. No problem with the heat.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with our Whirpool Dryer Ultimate Series II. When the knob is set to Energy Preferred Setting even though the heat is on and everything looks good, the knob doesn't move as the clothes dry. When we used the timed dry setting the knob moved. How did you solve your problem.



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If that is a 3 wire gas assembly then the timer is screwed.The orange wire when removed from the mix will make the thing advance. The trouble is in the timer. If that is a 2 wire gas operator you need to change the high limit and open up the outside vent. My opinion.

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    Dan Webster Dec 19, 2008

    Send that timer back and get another one.

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    Dan Webster Dec 20, 2008

    Just for fun take the orange wire loose from the timer, put it somewhere it won't ground to anything and try the cycle in question just long enough to see if the heat will work. My theory is the timer contacts in that cycle are telling the gas valve it is in the cool down cycle and thus no heat.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 20, 2008

    You said the heat won't come on in dry miser and the timer won't move. Remove the wire and see if the heat will come on. regardless if the timer motor moves the timer needs replacement, my opinion.
    My reasoning is this. In cooldown the dryer is supposed to apply no heat to cool the clothes down. But instead it is in the cool down at the very start of that cycle. Just guessing.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Dec 23, 2008

    I came across this same problem 3 or 4 years ago. I ordered a timer from Midwest. So I knew that wasn't it. I kept working at it for months and finally after studying the timer pattern I discovered the timer was indeed bad. I sent it back and got a new one and the new one worked like a charm.



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