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Dryer never turns off

I have a kenmore electric dryer, sorry don't have the part number right now but i'll get it and then update this. the problem is that when on the low heat option (forget what the option is called now but it's the only one with low heat) the dryer never shuts off. I discovered this the other day when my roomate turned on the dryer before she left for work, and when i came home it was still on and the dial hadn't moved at all from the beginning of the cycle. the dial turns properly on other options, but on the low heat option it just doesn't turn.

Also, the heat doesn't work at all anymore. I'm assuming it probably just blew the fuse but i haven't checked yet. My question is, what could cause the dial to not turn and the dryer to never shut off in one of the dry cycles (and not the others)?

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  • gumud Jul 13, 2009

    thanks for the help i will try replacing the timer, and checking the fuses.

    I don't think there is an airflow problem cuz it has never had a problem with overheating or slow drying or anything like that. the only time it's ever stopped heating was when it was left on all day for 12+ hours cuz of the bad timer. so im thinking that probably tripped a fuse or maybe caused a problem with a thermostat or something.

    p.s. - i got the model number now, it's 110.63102101 so i guess that means it's the 63102 series.

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It's the timer indefinitely. The no heat problem probably occured due to insufficient air-flow.
Go outside and check the flow. Rule of thumb:
you should be able to have your hand a foot and a half away and still feel air. good luck :)

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Hi...

If you dryer never turn off you need to check this

  • Test the timer motor
  • Test the moisture sensor
  • Test the thermostats
  • Test the heating element
Good luck !!!

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