Question about General Electric DHDSR46EGWW Dryer
Model: Maytag MDE2301AYW
The dryer timer will not advance in AUTO DRY modes. It works fine in timed mode. Dryer appears to heat properly and I have ensured the vent is clean. The vent appears to be installed properly--goes straight out the back of the dryer for about 8 inches, does a 90 degree sweep upwards, and then straight out the top of the roof on a single story home. The temperature coming out the vent exhaust at the back of the dryer cycles between 130 degrees to 160 degrees on a regular basis. I called Maytag and there are two sensors/thermostats. One is the Upper Limit (part number 303396) and the second is a Multi-temp (part number 307249). I suspect it may be one of these sensors not sending a signal to the timer to advance but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
Inside the dryer there should be two small metal strips (about 6-7 inches long and about 1/4 inch wide). These are the pieces that detect how much moisture is in the clothing. If possible, unscrew the plastic piece that they mount to, and see if the wires are still attached.
Bear in mind that "auto dry" doesn't usually work well unless you have a well filled dryer (one or two items may not come in contact with the sensors enough to tell the machine to continue heating— since it isn't coming in contact with wet clothing, it thinks the load is "dry".
The problem could also come from the circuitry in the control panel, but I would check these first. The fact that the machine works fine in regular timed cycle indicates that the upper limit and multi temp thermostats are working correctly.
As always, unplug the unit before unscrewing anything.
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