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Whirlpool Dryer GEQ9858J autodry problem

It seems that when I dry on Autodry /Accusense instead of timed dry, that recently it takes forever to finish the load, almost like its not sensing that they have dried. Timed dry seems to work fine. Not sure if it is a sensor, control board, thermostat etc. It does seem to get really hot when drying on Autodry with High heat setting, and towels are dry long before the accudry cycle ends.

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  • mg2az Sep 08, 2007

    No, we're in Phoenix and its hot and dry.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have a brand new Whirlpool Duet Model WED9200SQ1 wlwctric dryer. On the auto cyles it sometimes shuts off when the clothes are still damp, but most of the time it adds a lot of additional time to the cycle. The clothes are very dry long before the sensor changes the cool down or shuts off. It seems for the dryer to shut off. Most of the time I shut it off before the sensor senses the clothes are dry------------which they are. Do I need a repair man to come and check it out?

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Are you running the dryer in a relatively humid environment?

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