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DRYER WILL NOT ADVANCE ON CYCLES - ONLY ADVANCES ON TIMED OR AIR DRY CYCLE - CHANGED TIMER AND STILL SAME PROBLEM - MOFFAT EXTRA LARGE RESIDENTIAL DRYER - MODEL RDXR473ET3WW THANKS ANDY

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Your sensors are bad or at least need cleaning. Also check the sensor wires. They may have come loose.
Clean the sensors with alcohol.

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Whirlpool wed4815ew1. Timed Dry works, timer advances. Automatic Dry does not. Plenty of heat, clothes dry fine. Bought new timer W10185982 STILL doesn't advance


Hello David. We regret to hear about your Dryer not working on select cycles. We recommend disconnecting power from the breaker for at least a minute and then turning the breaker back on to do a master reset on the Dryer. If that does not help then we can only recommend service. If you would like for us to schedule service for you, can you please email us your address, phone number, the model and serial number, the website you were contacted on, Fixya, your review ID, and date of purchase to Whirlpool_Digital@whirlpool.com.

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Samsung dryer only dries on timed dry cycle. And where is the light bulb in the dryer??


sounds like the timer is sticking in some cycles and works only in timed dry? as the points in other cycles are seized and stuck close? as for the bulb should be along the back wall of tub or near door

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My roper dryer works fine, it heats and the timer advances, it just wont shut off at the the end of a timed dry or auto dry. What do you think?


A timed drying cycle uses the timer alone to stop the drying cycle. Once it times out like an egg timer a set of contacts open up shutting off the dryer. Or a set of contacts closes to activate a relay which in turn shuts off the power.
Auto dry usually uses a moisture sensor which would do the same thing as the timer. Once it doesnt sense moisture in the load for a predetermined time it in turn triggers a relay which shuts the power off. Some auto dry cycles just use the timer alone and guess-timate the drying time by the selection.
If yours does not use a moisture sensor then most likely it is your timer/cycle switch. There may or may not be a relay involved.
Most dryers have a basic wiring diagram on the inside somewhere on one of the panels which will help.
Since yours is acting up on both cycles Im guessing you have a bad relay or connection to that relay somewhere IF it uses a moisture sensor.

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The dial on the cycles never advances to the "off" position


The timer is shot. Replace it. Check around there are places that rebuild them, sometimes at half the cost.

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Kenmore 110.60812990 will not stop


if it's not advacing in time dry you have a bad timer,that timer should count down no matter what the dryer is doing,if you have it in auto then it could be no heat,when it's in auto or more or less cycle the heat comes on and the timer won't move until the heat shuts down,when the heat is off timer advances,when the heat starts the timer stops,it will do this until the clothes are dry and then timer will shut off but in timed cycle,timer isn't counting down get a new timer.

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The drum on my dryer will turn when I set the timer to any setting, but the timer does not work, nor does it heat up. Any suggestions?


See if the timer advances in the timed dry or the auto dry cycles. If the timer advances in timed dry but not in auto dry, then you could have a wire connection failure in the orange wire from the heating element to the timer.

If the timer will not advance in either type of cycle, then I recommend checking the timer part number that you are using.

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Timer does not advance, dryer keeps running.


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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Dryer runs but wont auto shut off


On auto dry cycles, the cycle is controlled by moisture sensing bars located on either the rear or front bulkhead, ( visible inside dryer ) if the moisture sensor bars are shorted together (normally by wet clothing) the dryer will continue to run. If the dryer continues to run when the clothes are plenty dry, check and see if there is anything stuck between the sensor bars, (sometimes a metal sequin will cause this) or see if they are damaged. If not, you may have a problem with a timer contact, if the timer advances and stops moving at the same spot each time, I would suspect the timer. If this is an EvenHeat dryer, examine the control board located to the right of the timer in the control panel, for any burned components. Hope this helps.

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