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The dryer ran all night and i suppect the timer is bad. now on some settings the timer works but doesn't always heat up. other times it does. will a timer fix all the issues?

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  • lberry458 Sep 11, 2009

    when it ran all night it was on the automatic setting. that is the one i normally use. i figured that section had gone bad so i tried using the timed drying setting and the timer does move on that setting but the clothes do not seem to be drying as timely. at times i can put the dryer on the automatic setting and clothes dry better but the timer never moves. please help. i hate to spend a chunk of money on a new timer if that's not all of my problem.

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Which setting are you using? Time dry or automatic. If all this happens when ueing timed dry, yes your timer is bad. If your using the automatic dry, it sound like the moisture sensors are bad. It all has to do with which setting is being used. If you need further help, respond with your question and I'll be glade to help.
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    James Hilton Sep 12, 2009

    Well it does sound like you sensers are bad, Im not ready to say it's your timer though. If you can get me the model number, I can make a better diagnosis. I need to see which model this is because differant models have differant componants in them that do things that would make a differance in what I tell you. try to find the model number. It will look like 110.583439 or LRG8675DE this is what I'm needing.

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