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Replace your timer.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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What is wrong with my gas dryer ? no heat and wn't shut off.


FIRST OFF IN THE AUTO DRY MODE THE DRYER USES THE MOISTER SENSOR AND AS LONG AS THE MOISTER SENSOR DOES NOT DETECT HEAT OR DRIED CLOTHES IT WILL CONTINUE TO RUN FOREVER.

NEXT AS FOR UR NO HEAT:

ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or overheating.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

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

Aug 09, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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When door is open during drying cycle, dryer continues to heat up.


no,it sounds like the heating element is touching metal and as long as the timer is sending power until it goes to off it will keep heating.change out the element

May 21, 2012 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer ran for hours and did not stop automatically, now runs but wont heat?


Good day,
If set to automatic and there is no heat it will run continually run without shutting off. You'll need to trouble shoot the heating problem.

A lot of the problems are due to limit fuses and limit thermostats located in the back. Beyond that you'll need to supply the model and whether its gas or electric.


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May 14, 2010 | Kenmore 500 6952 Dryer

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My dryer wont heat up or shut down


It's not heating up because the heating element is broken and should be replaced. It won't shut down because the thermostat isn't sensing heat and continues to run while expecting heat. So replacing the heating element should get it running properly.

Mar 23, 2010 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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My dryer does not shut off! continues to heat


HI. This is a defective, or damaged timer control module. It must be replace asap. If this continues, it will damage the element. Replace the timer, if possible. Once replaced, the issue will be solved.

Oct 15, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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My dryer is not shutting off/no heat


The cycle timer motor is bad. Easily replaced and you can do it yourself. Does the dryer normally heat when drying?

Sep 14, 2009 | Zanussi TD4212W Electric Dryer

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Kenmore Heater continues to run when motor has stopped


It sounds like you have a grounded heating element. If the dryer can be turned off but the heating element continues to get hot, that indicates a grounded heating element. Be Very Careful. There could be power running thru the dryer case. I would unplug the machine and check out the heating element. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 22, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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First the dryer stopped heating, then when the reset button was pushed it started drying again, but now the heat will not shut off without unplugging the dryer


This is a situation that you need to be very careful with. It sounds like you have a grounded heating element. If this is the case, then the current can be running through the dryer's frame and can cause electrical shock. Keep the dryer unplugged and check the heating element for continuity. If it has none, replace the heating element. BE CAREFUL. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 02, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel DEIX2 Electric Dryer

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