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The dryer doesn't seem to be timed anymore. when we turn it on at night it keeps running and when we wake up its still going.. sometimes the clothes don't even dry in that period of time.

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  • Diana2008 May 07, 2008

    Very old dryer. Takes at least 2 cycles to dry. Have cleaned lint trap

  • dkalandras Aug 12, 2008

    the dryer works fine all the way to 15 minutes left to dry then it stays there,it won't advance any further just keeps running, but dries fine.Model # is DDE5808MCLWH.

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This may not be the solution to your exact problem but for those looking for why there timer will not advance and why it keeps running even when the items are dry: The usual problem is not the timer but the mosture sensor (if your dryer has one).

1: Check the mosture sensor light/indicator. If is still shows some mosture or flashes even when the items are dry, you have a mosture sensor problem, probably not a timer issue - luck you.

2: Check if the timer will advance and the dryer will turn off when you have it in the TIMED mode (i.e. 10mins - NOT the more/less dry modes.) If so, then it is indeed a sensor problem.

2: Check that the wires to the mosture sensor have not fallen off (as in my case - a simple repair). The senor is usually two metal bars somewhere near the front part of the inside of your dryer. You may have to take off the door and the front pannel (be sure to unplug the dryer first) to get at the two wires to clip on to the sensor. Clean any lint and make sure they are conneted. If well connected then replace the sensor ($15-$20 and very easy to do).

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If the element not heating dryer timer will not advance if element good vent clean you probley have a bad thermostate

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