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Timer does not advance, dryer keeps running.

Kenmore dryer 110.866711 keeps running, the timer never advances. It does heat.

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  • jabartheljr Jan 24, 2009

    The clothes do become dry in a normal time. I have never tried it in the timed dry. It does not happen every time we use the dryer.

  • captks Mar 09, 2009

    Tom,
    My Amana Dryer ALG443 Raw does not stop as well as timer does not move in Auto/Delacate mode but it stops when I move manually to stop position.I replaced the timer couple of years back. Drying is ok in this mode and timed dry. I ran dryer after taking out the feed to blower housing but never solved. I checked the cycling thermostat for continuity and it reads 00.5 ohm resistance. That means I think the thermostat is ok. Any one has answer for this problem. Highly appreciate ur posting

  • captks May 11, 2010

    Tom,

    Your explanation is very good. Where to locate cycling thermostat in Amana ALG443RAW gas dryer & how to check the existing one alive or dead.

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    do the clothes become dry in normal time?is ti timed dry or auto dry?

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In auto dry the timer motor receives voltage to advance by way of the cycling thermostat.[each time the thermostat opens to stop the heat the switch in the thermo then changes that voltage up to the timer and it will advance timer motor until it closes again for heat and this continues till clothes are dry]so as long as timer is receiving that voltage and not advancing then i agree its the timer.other wise it could be a failing/intermident cycling thermostat.a thought.in timed dry the timer motor receives constant voltage.so if never stalls in timed dry it may be a clue that the timer is ok. i hope this helps you understand whats going on. God bless ,tom

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Replace timer,,defective

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    onthethejob1 Jan 24, 2009

    thank you for rating,,but where are we now,,,is it fixed ,,

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