My dryers timer keeps going around and around until the door is opened ann shuts off the timer. It just keeps drying the clothes over and over again. I replaced the timer thinking it was the problem but the new timer has the same problem. What could be causing this if it is not the timer? The dryer works correctly except it never shuts off!!!! model number ia 110.92281800. It is about fifteen years old
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I am not much of an expert with dryers but i'll give it a stab. Should there be a filter that catches the lint so that it does not go all over the clothes? Have you got the manual. If not, see if you can find the manual online and see if there is anything mentioned about a lint filter.
I have heard of several cases where the Kenmore dryer completely shuts off by itself after a few minutes.
Here is a couple of things to check :
switch If the door switch is defective, the dryer won't
work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside
the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise
or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. It's a
possibility that the heat would render the contacts defective. You can
put a jumper wire across the switch and see if it helps.
fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a
heat-sensitive fuse that turns off the dryer if the dryer overheats)
mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is
around an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in
a white plastic housing.
Either the top limit or the element is open, that is why the timer motor is not advancing. The small wire on the bottom limit powers the timer motor. The fuse is not blown because the dryer runs. The fuse has smaller wires and is tied into the door switch wiring and when it blows it is as if you opened the door. If the top limit is dead it is because of a vent blockage. I have repair photos HERE