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Not drying clothes

Hi every thing else is working fine ie. drum turning,going through cycle ok

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  • Ty Parcher
    Ty Parcher May 11, 2010

    is it electric or gas?

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    Is the dryer heating?

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Well if the element and limits are ok and it runs ok then you need a new timer. If you don't have the money you could clean the contacts in the timer if they are not completely burnt up. Find the heavy wire coming from the heat source to the timer. Remove it and check for continuity between that point and any other leg on the timer. Move the know to different positions. If you have no reading then the timer is toast!

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Dryer works OK on timed dry but doesn't dry the clothes in Auto dry.


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum 9 this is why in some cases the dryer will operate at lower cycles like gentle or low heat but not at higher settings?)

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

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Auto cycle does not work timed cycle works fine


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

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Gas dryer does not dry in "timed Dry" setting


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

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How does a cycling thermostat work on a clothes dryer


There is a sensor in the drum that looks like two strips or metal. Those sensors come in contact with the clothes when the drum turns. If there are not enough clothes in the dryer then it wont work well. Also you should clean these and make sure that the wires to them are intact. IF you enter diagnostics mode, there should be a way to test them.

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After doing a few cycles the dryer would not turn on. Pressed the start button and it made a buzzing noise 2-3 times then no noise at all. After letting it cool, took the dryer apart, cleaned it out and...


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I have and electric estate dryer. The drum is turning but the clothes are't getting dried in the automatic cycle or timed cycle


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Aug 14, 2010 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

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Dryer turns on and rotates. However, does not dry clothes completely. Cycle signals wet,then damp,cool down and finally dry,but clothes are still wet. Sometimes the dryer works fine and completely dries...


This problem may be the result of a dirty lent filter which if clogged will short cycle the dryer and the clothes will still be damp when done. Also a dirty exhaust pipe (usally 4") will prevent the clothes from drying correctly. Make sure that the air is leaving the machine. To do this you have to go outside when the machine is running.

Mar 21, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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The Dryer heats up for a while and the stops heating after running for a while.


Without the specific model number to work with, I'm taking a guess that your dryer has a sensor at the back of the drum. That is the dryness sensor that the clothes rub against and let's the dryer determine if the clothes are dry, according to the setting you selected on the control knob.

First thing to do is use some Windex on a clean cloth to clean the senor strips as use of dryer softener sheets can leave a residue that builds up on the sensor and could be causing it to stop.

The other thing you can do is use the timed dry cycle to see if the dryer works correctly. If the dryer works OK in the regular timed cycle, then it is possible you have a defective sensor.

Without more information about your dryer, It is difficult to provide more possible diagnostic steps and provide you with a possible solution.

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your motor is going out , it doesn't have wenough to keep going.

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try timed dry cycle instead of the auto-sensing setting. In your drum if you have auto dry such as less dry normal dry and more dry, There is a sensor sometimes in the drum and sometimes in the exhaust right after the blower. If in the drum then your clothes brush by this and if moisture is sensed then it keeps on drying. With your rack the clothes can't touch the sensor so it tells your dial to turn and that items are dry which in fact are not. Try this and see how it does.

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