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Timer won't stop in autosensor position

Dryer timer will not move when in the auto moisture sensor mode-it is drying clothes but timer does not move or go into cool down cycle. Timer work correctly in normal timed mode

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  • am94 Dec 12, 2008

    Could find any other way to reply to the question of model #-it is Kenmore 110.65922400

  • am94 Dec 13, 2008

    Problem with dryer not turning off in auto sensor mode was apparently with the electronic control card partially disengaged from its base. I found this while looking for the wiring diagram which was located under the control panel cover. I could not pull up the wiring diagram from the email you sent me. The electronic control card is upside down and has nothing to keep it in its base. I guess time and vibration worked it loose-it is working great now. Thanks for your help. A timer or electronic control board would have cost from $75-$135 and the extended warranty ran out last month.

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It can be a faulty moisture sensor, or a defective timer control board.

Here is described the procedure to test the moisture sensor. It is a service procedure and should be used by a technician.

Parts that can be defective are the following:


1060787 Electronic dryness control board



548375 Dryer timer

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Since the dryer runs just fine, and it's a dial, that probably means water/lint built up until the point that the dial got clogged. I'm unsure as to how the dial itself works although I'd guess it uses some kind of clockwork mechanism like a coo-coo clock to operate on and when it gets to a certain point it'll hit a switch, trapping the dial into one spot and tripping the control system to stop running the washer.

You can probably open it up and vaccum it out. Worst case scenario, you blow $30 on a new dial or better yet, get a fancy extension cord, plug one end into the wall and the other end into an electric timer and then plug the washer into an electric timer if you don't want to touch the internals. I don't see any harm in just leaving it broke so long as it turns off somehow before things catch on fire or melt.

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I dont think is a vent problem =, it is obvious that if the timer does not move, then it is only related to the timer not being programmed correctly for that mode, thus you might want to have it checked due to that issue.

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    Alan R Dec 12, 2008

    riight it happens all the time, house burned out bc of driyer, see it all da times on the newspappers.

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Sounds like the problem is a bad timer.
1.
 The timer is a set of switches engaged by a timer motor driven cam. The timer, through these switches, provides power to different dryer parts, like the drive motor or the heating circuit. 

You can see it on the wiring diagram for your dryer. 
There is supposed to be continuity between the timer terminals TM & OR when the timer is set for "auto” dry in order for the timer to advance.

There is supposed to be continuity between the timer terminals BK & R in any cycle in order for the dryer to heat.

2. You dryer does not sense moister because it does not have a moister sensor and an electronic moister control. 

The difference between "timed" dry and "auto" dry in your dryer (as you can see from the wiring diagram) is: 
on "timed" dry, the power to the timer motor comes through the drive motor centrifugal switch as long as the dryer is "on";
on "auto" dry, the power to the timer motor comes only when the heating circuit is "off" which actually makes the whole cycle longer.

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Please give me the model number.

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    futureloginn Dec 12, 2008

    ck vent to outside starting at back of dryer looks restricted or flatten vent hose then ckd vent from wall or floor to outside to verify problem is vent issue leave vent hose off and try a load may get a little warm and dusty but would be quick way to verify


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    futureloginn Dec 12, 2008

    Check all vents and clean the filters.
    There should be a blower fan inside that circulates the air when the heating element is on.
    If the fan is not circulating the air properly, the heat will build up.

    There is also a problem of accumulation of lint in the air ducts.

    This should be removed. 
    There are numerous occurances of similar problems to yours resulting in fires, due to excess heat and lint build up.

    PLEASE be aware of the safety issue in resolving this.

    Thanks.


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