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Not drying clothes

Timer is not moving and the clothes are not drying

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The timer is the principal initiator of this unit. if it is not moving, this will confirm that there is a major issue that concerns the timer motor. This damaged timer mechanism should be replaced asap.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: DBXR453ET3WW Electric Dryer Won't shut off unless on timed cycle.

hi thanks for the question in the ge dryer theres 2 elements so if one is not working you only get half heat i would check the heater thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Clothes dry fine, but sensor/timer switch does not

if this happens on all settings it is the timer motor that has gone out.
replace the timer for the fix.
Phil

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Aouto dry timer doesnt shut off system when clothes dry

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

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with Dryer Timer or heating element

The heat cycle must be working for the timer to advance in the Auto Dry setting.
Your heating element and or high limit thermostat is bad.
We need a complete model number to be more specific.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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The dryer does not pass 6 min mark and does not shut off. How would I test a humidity sensor? Thank you for help.


A dryer moisture sensor can stop working without notice, until you notice your clothes being over dried or still wet at the end of the cycle. It is a good practice to test the dryer moisture sensor periodically. There are two types of moisture-detecting sensors for dryers. Once you understand how they work you will see how to test each one.
1. Sensor BarThese sensors contain digits that protrude outwardly. They work on an electrical current and the moisture from the clothing.
The first step to test is to place completely dry clothes in the dryer and turn on the dryer; it should run for a few moments and then shut down right away.
Secondly, place damp clothes into the dryer, turn on the dryer and watch the timer. As the clothes begin to dry the timer will move and shut off.
2. ThermostatThe timer is regulated by the thermostat. The thermostat rests in a closed position. To test this type of moisture sensor, place damp clothes in the dryer. Watch the timer; as the clothes begin to dry, the thermostat should open and the timer will move forward ,eventually shutting off.



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My Maytag dryer LDE7304ACE will not turn off. It heats and dries but the auto dry dial never moves once it is set (I can't remember if it did move when the dryer worked correctly). It does not shut off...


try cleaning the moisture sensor bars just inside the door and below the door,with isopropyl alcohol of course after unplugging the unit for fire safety,these 2 chrome colored bars detect the moisture in the clothes and when they are wet they slow or even completely stop the timer,as they dry they let the timer again move,if they get a film on them they will not operate the timer correctly,they work on capacitance

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Dryer control doesn't move on less dry more dry setting and will not shut off when clothes are dry.


If clothes are hot then try dryer on timed dry. If timer does not move then timer is most likely bad . Replace. If timer moves on timed dry it is not getting hot enough to click the cycling thermostat.(If clothes are overly hot above 160 then the cycling therm. is stuck Replace.

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My dryer is taking to long to dry clothes and the setting dial moves very slowly if at all.


Make sure the exhaust vent is free and clear. Lint build-up can cause it to take longer to dry clothes. Also, try putting the timer on another setting to see if it makes a difference. If you are using "Auto", try putting the setting on a manual time setting to see if that helps. You may have a bad timer or bad moisture sensors.

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Dryer runs, timer moves, clothes do not dry, dryer


If Electric then could be elements or thermostat...Check 1st not cut out operated....

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Dryer won't heat and the timer doesn't move. It runs forever with no heat.2 different problems?


if you have timer on time dry and it doesn't move timer is probably bad, if you have it on auto dry or some say more or less the timer will not move if there is no heat

Nov 10, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer will not turn off


If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.

Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:

  • The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.

  • When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's 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 thermostat 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 the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.

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Heats take long to dry and timer won't move


The timer not moving means that the timer has gone bad. The heating problem may have to do with the timer too. You can take off the vent tube of the dryer and make sure it is not restricted (from dryer to outside) If this is plugged it will also take longer to dry your clothes.

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