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Whirlpool Dryer GEQ9858J autodry problem

It seems that when I dry on Autodry /Accusense instead of timed dry, that recently it takes forever to finish the load, almost like its not sensing that they have dried. Timed dry seems to work fine. Not sure if it is a sensor, control board, thermostat etc. It does seem to get really hot when drying on Autodry with High heat setting, and towels are dry long before the accudry cycle ends.

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer GEQ9858J autodry problem

Are you running the dryer in a relatively humid environment?

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