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Kenmore dryer m#110 70622990. Timer still runs after dryer is done. doesnt turn off. opened up back panel, and timer is hot. Bad timer, or bad mechanism going to timer?

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer Timer does not advance

Timer resistance is way too low. You may have misswired the new timer. Basically, when the dryer motor is running, the timer motor gets voltage 115 volts.

Posted on Jun 13, 2007

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Model# 110 66652500

See the following hints from Repairclinic:

If 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.

If it does not heat up, the element can also be faulty.

If you need to call a technician there is a phone number listed at the end of the user manual.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore 500 series gas dryer-timer

I can locate a replacement timer and assist you with replacement if you want to replace it yourself

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer timer not working on a kenmore dryer model 80 serious

HI, if this device isn't working, you will need to replace it. it cannot be repaired. it is designed to fail and when it fails, you will have to replace the entire timer control module.

This device control all aspects of the cycle you initiate.

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