GE Electric Dryers Automatic Cycle won't advance/turn off
My electric dryers automatic cycle won't advance, therefore, turn off. The timed setting works fine. The heat works fine as I just use the timed cycle until I get the automatic cycle fixed. The dryer is about 8 years old. I found this problem after I set the dryer at night and found it still running in the morning. The dryer was hot to touch but not so hot it burned. I figured this was due to running for 8 or so hours straight. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If you are saying the timer does not advance then it is probably a bad timer. However you may have another problem if it is just the automatic dry cycle that doesn't work. Most timers have a time cycle with minutes. If that works but the other auto cycles do not work, then one of the temperature sensors is not working. If the time cycle doesn't advance at all then the drive motor on the timer is bad. Complete timer needs replaced.
follow this steps and fix it. God bless you The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed
cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer
hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is faulty replac it. If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some
dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not
advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat
inside the tub. Replace it
Hi, If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system. Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle: The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees. When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.) The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again. This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork. Thank you!
During the auto-drying cycle, the moisture sensor could be the problem.
If it also shuts off prematurely during the timed cycle, the operating thermostat could be turning the heaters off before the machine reaches operating temperature. Another possibility is that the operating thermostat does not turn off the heaters at all. When the machine heats up, it gets too hot and the high limit thermostat turns the dryer off.
Hi, If the dry is heating and neither the automatic or the time cycle will advance, you will need to replace the timer. You can test the timer by removing the rear panle and locate the 2 black wires on the timer motor. While the dryer is running, check and see if there is 120V going where the black wires attach to the timer contacts.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.