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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could possibly be electrical, check for 240V at the supply side. The only other possibility could be plugged dryer venting, although it would be unusual for it to cause only intermittent problems. The reason the timer would stop turning (mechanical timer) or counting down (digital display), is because on any Auto-dry, (ones that use the moisture sensor) the dryness of the clothing dictates when the timer should count down or advance. Check for good airflow from the outside exhaust point, if that's ok, I would be possibly looking at the outlet for possible loose contact, look at the dryer cord prongs and see if there are dark marks on them, as this may point to a sloppy outlet causing arcing.
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
SOURCE: my whirlpool dryer isnt drying
the first thing to check is the air flow when the unit is running go to the outside of thehouse and find the exhaust duct and feel the air flow if it is not very strong then there is a restrivction some where in the ducting or venting.
when the air flow is restricted this will cause the dryer to have longer than usual drying times.
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
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