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Auto cycle does not work timed cycle works fine

The timed cycle works just fine ,however the Auto cycle doesn't work at all

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In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

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SOURCE: frigidaire Dryer Auto Dry Cycle

You may not be giving the auto-dry feature enough run allowance. Set it for more dry and see how it works.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 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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SOURCE: clothes still damp after running a cycle on auto moisture setting

Clean the vent hose and vent outlet

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: auto cycle will not shut itself off

Your moisture sensor may be bad.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag electric dryer (PYE2300AYW) does not stop on auto cycle.

Either the control board or the humidity sensor is bad.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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