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Re: Dry runs thrugh cycle but will not turn off at end of...
Sounds like you have a problems with your timer. What happens is the time has keys that strike the different notches in the timer. Since the dryer is not shutting off itself, there must be a problem with the last setting before off. The switch is not opening allowing the dryer to shut off.
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It could be if you have it set on Auto dry the thermister is not working properly.But its much more likley the their is a clog or restriction in yor exhaus duct that is venting the dryer. Start by running the dryer and going outside and checking airflow should have agood flow of warm air,if not the entire system should be cleaned not just the flex hose behind unit.. You need good air circulation to dry the clothes properly thats what helps get rid of the moisture. If not what you end up with after one cycle is warm moist clothing..... Hope this Helps with your concern
How long is the vent from the dryer to the outside? Dryer vents that are longer than 8 feet with more than (2) 90 degree turns--can affect drying performance. Setting the DRY LEVEL selector to *Very Dry* will solve most dry-ability issues. In homes with abnormally long vents--even the longer run time in the *Very Dry* setting is usually not sufficient to dry laundry loads. Reducing the length of the vent or starting a second cycle becomes necessary to fully dry the clothing. If a second cycle was started---only the amount of time that is needed to dry laundry will be used before dropping to 6 minutes and then the cycle will end with dry laundry.
make sure you have the required 240 volts to the unit,then check the high-limit and cycling thermostat(s) on the element case and make sure you have good air flow through out the unit,if its plugged with lint air won't flow and it won't dry right
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.
Before you proceed you should understand any service you perform on your dryer could potentially void any warranty, It is your discretion. I wouldn't be too concerned about the unit cycling on & off at the end of a cycle, many dryer's have an automatic "wrinkle guard" feature and that is how they function and some cycle on & off for up to an hour after or until the door is opened. I also am not clear if it is gas or electric soooo...if it's electric, disconnect the vent from the dryer and run a "timed" dry cycle not "auto-dry" without a load and see how it perform's. If it performs ok then you have your problem...poor or blocked venting. On the other hand if it is gas, you should not run the unit without it exhausting outside and consiquently you'll have to wait for a authorized pro. The other thing you want to investigate is how well the washer is spinning the clothes, are they fairly well rinsed before entering the dryer ? Just something to consider, obviously soaking wet is not good for drying in the dryer.
Let me know if any of this help's and I'll watch for your response. Good luck and thanks for coming to fixya today. Please rate the info provided positively if helpful and reply to me if not helpful.
My Samsung dryer 8KG (SDC3K801) is not turning off after completed the cycle time. The panel showing end but the drum still running. If I choose Synthetics extra dry with auto cycle time 49, when the timer at 6, the display increased again to 25. It's seem the dryer is not stopping forever. Any suggestion please!. Thanks