Timer does not click when turning to set, dryer operates but does not shut off. Do I need to replace the timer?
Answer Hello JoJol. Test for power to the timer motor. If there is power there, and the timer does not advance, you will need to order and replace the timer on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My dryer works properly in the fluff and time dry positions. In both auto dry positions it does not advance to the auto shut off position and continues to run. Is it the timer or the moisture sensor?
Answer Hello Michael,
This is the exhaust duct. You see, if the exhaust is restricted, the moisture is blown past the felt drum seals back into the cabinet. Since the cabinet is the air intake, (note the vents on the units' back), the moisture is recirculated and passed across the sensors again. Since the moisture is sensed again, the voltage is still not sent to the timer motor so it cannot advance.
Check the exhaust for crimps or clogs as this is the most probable cause and the most denied by customers. Remember the duct should be as short and straight as possible while being a full 4 inches for proper air flow. The felt seals cannot hold excessive back pressure.