On auto dry permanent press it does not time out same for auto dry regular and during the air fluff cycle it times out but it's hot, time dry works. Please help,
Answer Ray, Check for a shorted heater element Y313538 or wire. The heat in the air fluff cycle, and not advancing during the auto dry cycles, indicate a heater issue. In the auto dry cycles, the timer advances when the thermostat cycles the heater off, and power is re routed to the timer motor. if the thermostat doesn't cycle the element off, the timer won't advance. If the element is shorted to the case, it doesn't cycle off, it remains partially energized as long as the dryer is running.
I had replaced heating element already and my dryer is still taking two cycles to dry clothes thoroughly.
Answer Hello Nick. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
My whirlpool dryer keeps kicking the breaker. Than runs with no heat. I checked the vent it is all clear. It seems as though the element gets too hot and causes the breaker to kick. Should I replace the cycling thermostat?
You will want to check to make sure that the element is not warped and touching metal when it heats up. Normally a element that gets too hot will not cause the unit to trip the breaker unless it is warping and touching the casing that it is in.