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Kenmore series dryer. dryer will not shut off when cloths dry. is it timer or is it heat or dry sensor? thank you.

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  • hidan Mar 16, 2011

    timer is working is there a heat sensor in the machine as the heat was tremendous and i caught it just in time

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Is the timer advancing?

If the timer is not advancing then it is bad.

If it is advancing we will need to pull the wiring diagram and do some circuit checks.

Please post answer to timer question.

Thanks.....
Keith

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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    Keith Drake Mar 16, 2011

    First....I need to know if the timer has counted down to zero?

    There is a high limit thermostat but when this goes bad or temp exceeds rated temperature the thermal fuse blows. It acts as a safety.The heat will not come on it is is blown.

    I need to know the answer to the timer question please. And the complete model number so I can look up the wiring diagram.

    Link for all appliance model numbers.

    Please post your entire model number.

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    Just to the right of the "search" tab click on "help me find my model number"

    Just click on the model of your choice In either video or image presentation

    Then please repost the information.

    Click on the link http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Pa...

    Thanks....

    Keith


    Link for all appliance model numbers.

    Please post your entire model number.

    After you have clicked on the link below....

    Just to the right of the "search" tab click on "help me find my model number"

    Just click on the model of your choice In either video or image presentation

    Then please repost the information.

    Click on the link http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts

    Thanks....

    Keith


  • Keith Drake
    Keith Drake Mar 16, 2011

    If timer counts down to zero....



    Check for a stuck/welded closed start switch with an ohm meter. Should be open ( no continuity ) when not pushed and closed ( has continuity ) when pushed.

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