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I have a KitchenAid clothes dryer and the drying cycle will not cut off automatically, i have to stop the dryer manually. What is the problem?

It is an electric clothes dryer.

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You have a bad exhaust sensor on the unit, when the clothes are dry and the temperature raises hotter and hotter, the sensor realizes the clothes are dry and breaks the circuit, the sensor is located on the exhaust tube. the exhaust tube is what the hose attaches to to vent the air outside, take the exhaust tube off, then the back of your dryer and look to see where the tube is that vents from the dryer to the back where the attachment was, there should be a sensor there with two wires, you can test it for continuity but it will probably be stuck closed so you will get continuity no mater how hot it gets, just replace it with a new on... its probably 25 bucks

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I have had the same problem with mine, they (being the repairman) came out and have replaced the sensor and the board and it still does this, they said that there is nothing else that they can do. Don't know what I am going to do from here

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