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Old 02-09-2010, 02:37 PM
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I noticed a while back that it takes a while for my clothes to dry. The Automatic setting does not work as it shuts off before the clothes are dry. In a average load I now use the timer function. I set it to 70 min then I put it in for another 20-30 min. I tested it on automatic today and put a wet wash cloth in the dryer. On automatic it ran for 20-30 minutes then shut off. The wash cloth was about 50% dry.

A year ago I took the dryer apart and cleaned the inside and made sure that the vent pipe was clean. Nothing out of the ordinary to report. I also checked the resistance on the heater. I can not remember the readout but I remember that it was not shorted.


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I noticed a while back that it takes a while for my clothes to dry. The Automatic setting does not work as it shuts off before the clothes are dry. In a average load I now use the timer function. I set it to 70 min then I put it in for another 20-30 min. I tested it on automatic today and put a wet wash cloth in the dryer. On automatic it ran for 20-30 minutes then shut off. The wash cloth was about 50% dry.

A year ago I took the dryer apart and cleaned the inside and made sure that the vent pipe was clean. Nothing out of the ordinary to report. I also checked the resistance on the heater. I can not remember the readout but I remember that it was not shorted.

Today I did a temp. test. I stuck a thermometor in the dryer near the lent trap. I ran on a timer setting on Fabric selector High, the temp ranged from 140-160. I did the same on Med and Low and got the same results. Is there suppose to be that much range in temp drop when on high? Is my fabric selector broke as it does nothing different on Med and Low? Can a Thermostatbe the issue responding to temps other than it was designed for?
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Get rid of the cycling thermostat heater (#11 on the diagram) and replace the cycling thermostat with the new thermostat with built in heater and four terminals. Connect the wires from the old thermostat heater to the smaller terminals on the new thermostat.

Check the blower wheel. Make sure it's not slipping on the motor shaft.

- The cycling thermostat Part number: AP2402249

Part number: AP2402249



- The blower wheel Part number: AP4062362

Part number: AP4062362



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Get rid of the cycling thermostat heater (#11 on the diagram) and replace the cycling thermostat with the new thermostat with built in heater and four terminals. Connect the wires from the old thermostat heater to the smaller terminals on the new thermostat.

Check the blower wheel. Make sure it's not slipping on the motor shaft.

- The cycling thermostat Part number: AP2402249

Part number: AP2402249



- The blower wheel Part number: AP4062362

Part number: AP4062362



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Any reason why I should not use Part Number: AP4053749 made by WHIRLPOOL
I only ask because it is half the price.

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The thermostat Part number: AP4053749

Part number: AP4053749


requires the thermostat heater Part number: AP4070513

Part number: AP4070513


to be replaced as well.

The price for these two parts is higher than price for the thermostat I've recommended.

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The thermostat Part number: AP4053749

Part number: AP4053749


requires the thermostat heater Part number: AP4070513

Part number: AP4070513


to be replaced as well.

The price for these two parts is higher than price for the thermostat I've recommended.

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Gene the Cycling Thermostat worked. It is drying faster than ever and the change of temperature from when the heater is on vs off is narrower than before. However the automatic cycle does not work. Clothes go in and come out very wet. I doubt it stays on for 20 min. Where is the part to tell it to turn off based on humidity?
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...However the automatic cycle does not work. Clothes go in and come out very wet. I doubt it stays on for 20 min...
In can be caused by a bad moister sensing board (#5 on the diagram). You can test it as described in the Service manual (page 14).

- The moister sensing board Part number: AP4048505

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I replaced the moister sensing board and it worked. My dryer is back to working condition. Problems solved. Thanks Gene.
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You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it. Thank you for the feed back.

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