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Replace timer and you need to take the dryer apart to be sure heat element is not broken anywhere if it is it needs to be replaced as well

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The dryer is not heating up and the dial stops at the cool down so the dryer will not shut off by it self. Its a kenmore 70 series dryer.


you need to send the model number,open the door and look around the opening where you put the clothes into the dryer and you'll see the tag with the model number.it will start with 110. or 417.because you have no heat that's why the timer won't advance,when the heat shuts down then the timer advances when the heat comes back on the timer stops moving or advancing,no heat the timer won't move.send the model number

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Timer will run dryer but does not time


if the dryer has no heat the timer will not move on auto,when the heat shuts off the timer moves,when the heat comes on the timer stops,it will do this until clothes are dry

Oct 08, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Hotpoint nvl333gyoww gas dryer's timer stopped working and ran for an extended length of time (about a day). After looking over the dryer, i noticed that during the no heat cycle the timer would work. So...


the timer : if you use time dry the timer should always move and complete the cycle. if you use auto dry the timer uses a sensor to tell the timer to move. If your not getting any heat your sensor might not tell the timer to move.

So lets start with the no heat problem. First make sure your Vent is clear or just disconnect the vent and put a pair of womans stocking over the end to keep the dust down, This will ensure you do not have a blocked vent. ((( If you have a blocked vent on a gas dryer the safty sensor will shut off the gas valve and you will only get a little bit of heat))) Now try the dryer for small load, ((( if this solved your problem then you have a cloged vent )))

If this did not solve your problem then the coils on your gas valve in the dryer are probably bad.

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Dryer will not turn off is it the timer? the dial does not move


do you have heat?when the dryer heats up the timer doesn't move,when the heat shuts off the timer moves,when the heat comes back on the timer stops,the timer will not move if there's no heat.if you have heat it could be the timer.also run the dryer when it's cold for 15 to 30 minutes and check to see if the flame is still liting,there's a little cover on the front panel that you can pop off to see the flame,there's a set of gas coils on top of the gas valve that when they fail they will stop working when they heat up,when the coils cool down they will let the gas through and the flame will lite again,common problem with gas dryers and most likely your problem.also when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer,you need to blow out the vent line if it's a long run from the back of dryer to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,make sure the outside vent is clear so the air can blow through,next you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you should do this once a year moreso with gas so you don't have a fire,also your clothes will dry on time and you'll have less problems with the dryer.let me know what you find.

Apr 18, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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My drum on my dryer rolls but there is no heat and my timer is not working...what could it be??


the timer will not move if there's no heat.when the dryer starts to heat and then shuts off then the timer will move when the heat starts again the timer stops.you need to send the model number is it gas or electric?you might need to clean out the dryer and popped the thermal fuse from the dryer running to hot or you have a bad heating element or ignitor,you need to get in there and start checking parts to see why you have no heat.

Apr 18, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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The timer doesn't work. The dryer just runs until


is the heat working?when the dryer heats up and then the heat will shut off then the timer advances,when the heat turns back on the timer stops,heat shuts off the timer will move again,if the heat is working you could have a bad timer

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I have a Whirlpool Estate dryer Model TGDS840PQ0. During auto sense, the timer will not move. But during a "time dry" session, the timer seemse to work just fine. Any ideas?


in auto the timer will not move if there is no heat,when the heat stops the timer moves,heat comes on timer doesn't move,when it's on auto make sure power is going down to the heating system,next time send model number and if it's gas or electric,good luck

Jan 27, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer won't heat and the timer doesn't move. It runs forever with no heat.2 different problems?


if you have timer on time dry and it doesn't move timer is probably bad, if you have it on auto dry or some say more or less the timer will not move if there is no heat

Nov 10, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Heats take long to dry and timer won't move


The timer not moving means that the timer has gone bad. The heating problem may have to do with the timer too. You can take off the vent tube of the dryer and make sure it is not restricted (from dryer to outside) If this is plugged it will also take longer to dry your clothes.

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