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Gas dryer runs too long

When on the automatic cycle (shuts off when selected dryness is reached) the dryer runs all day. There is plenty of air flow through the vent, and the vent gets very hot at start-up. Whirlpool #RGS7648E

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Sounds like you need a new timer.

The timer probably has a cam on it which triggers a micro switch
which turns off the timer clock motor.

Cams are often held in place with a set screw which might
have loosened and it is slipping.

Micro switch may have gone bad or has become disconnected.
if bad it can be replaced with a moderate amount of work.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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    Georgia B May 17, 2008

    It seems to run foreverIf
    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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The solution need that you must contact to repair service ,if its under warranty ask them to replace if not ask them to get repair, its better to contact them and repair since doing any other troubleshooting by you may cause any other problem...

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  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 17, 2008

    Visit link for tsch information about dryers. Also provide model no and mfg if available.

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