Question about Dryers
I have a Maytag dryer (model LDE 400ACL), purchased new in 1993, that dries my clothes but no longer turns off automatically. It doesn't have a timed drying option, so the dryer will keep running until we turn it off. Any ideas about what's wrong? Thanks
Normally if you have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes
are dry, it will do it with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing
system. The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a "pre-set" temperature.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. If there is a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough. The timer advances until the interior cools, then the termostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again. This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But... if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix this problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork and make sure the vent is not compressed or kinked. If that doesn't work, then your thermostat, moisture sensor or timer could be the culprit.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
HI, this will occur if the timer control module or control board has failed. replacing the timer or control will fix this issue.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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