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Aouto dry timer doesnt shut off system when clothes dry

I have an LGR5620KQ1 gas dryer. During the auto-dry cycle, the heat will come off and on, and eventually dry the load, however the timer will not move to cool and to off. The timer does work when I put it on the timed dry cycle and will turn off at O time. Could this be a drying sensor issue?

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It could be as simple as cleaning the sensors with rubbing alcohol. Build up from dryer sheets will cause erratic operation. It could also be a bad gear or dirt in the timer. Eric

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