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Maytag Washer/Dryer Model LSG7806AAE The gas dryer has 3 separate drying cycles on its timer dial: IntelliDry (Auto-sensing drying cycle), Permanent Press & Timed Dry. Unit is ~ 10 years old. Everything working fine until ~ 2 months ago, when the IntelliDry & Permanent Press cycles stopped working. IntelliDry cycle would never stop. Permanent Press cycle left load still damp. But Timed Dry was still working. ~ 2 weeks agot, the Time Dry cycle stopped working (after a 40 minute run time, a regular sized lot would still be damp). Repair person arrived, said Radiant Sensor had died & replaced it. Also indicated that the timer itself was working correctly. However, all 3 problem still remain - none of the 3 cycles are drying a regular sized load. What are most likely root causes of this problem?

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  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell May 11, 2010

    Hi Peter,

    So... you called the repair guy because the 40 min run time left the clothes still damp, right? And he replaced the sensor. Did the dryer work (heat) after that, or what? Before you called him, was the dryer "heating but not drying the clothes"? <--- I get service calls like that all the time.

    I've been repairing appliances for years and what you're describing screams "IMPROPER VENTILATION" to me.

    Write back and we'll figure this out.

    SG


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Clean the lint filter(s) and verify unobstructed dryer exhaust. 99% of the time the dryer exhaust is clogged.

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SOURCE: Only heats on timed drying

Our Kenmore dryer had the same sort of problem (different catchy names.

Problem was that in "smart" modes (by what ever name, the timer motor runs in series with a "dampness" sensor (thermostat, actually, I think) and A RESISTOR.

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Check the ventilation for lint. You may need to replace the duct vents if you have any. The lint tends to build up and prevent the dryer igniter from staying on thus the clothes do not dry all the way.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore 90 series dryer leaves clothes damp.

Sounds like a venting problem at the house pipe.
Make sure the house venting pipe is completely clean and vent hood just outside is free of any blockages.
If all that is cleaned I would check all working thermostats and high limit thermostat as well.
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Howdy: It seems the "smart switch settings" has died. It is in the switching circuit. It all comes in one unit. Take it out and have it tested at an appliance store. Good luck - Doug

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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