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My kenmore 110.66512694 is not drying and is not turning off automatically, i have to turn it off myself or it will run forever.

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Their are 2 types of dryers. Electronic dryness sensing style and Autodry style. Yours is Autodry.
Electronic dryers have a dryness board which relies on info from moisture sensing bars that the wet clothes rub against. AutoDry models like yours alternates the power between the heating element and the timer motor. This is what you heating assembly looks like:
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Sounds like the unit is not heating and if you are selecting the auto dry cyc then it will run due to the damp cloths. repair must be done but before you call service check the household power source to ensure proper voltage if ok then could be heating element, thermal link, thermostat and yes even the timer.

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