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Whirlpool ler5636jq0 doesn't work on Automatic setting; dries fine on timed

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#1 jgriffi1

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

Hi guys,

This dryer works perfectly fine on the timed setting, but doesn't heat at all when we use automatic. I hoped maybe a sensor would be bad, but I don't see one inside the drum. Any ideas?

Thanks,
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Timed Dry and Auto-dry use the same Heat circuit,
the only difference is the advancement (or pausing) of the Timer Motor
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

OK...so why would it be that on the auto dry setting it doesn't get hot at all?

Without a (visible) sensor, what does it use to determine when the clothes are dry? Whatever it is appears to think the clothes are already dry.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

OK...so why would it be that on the auto dry setting it doesn't get hot at all?

Doesn't make sense ...
It may be bad Contacts in the Timer
During the Auto-dry cycle, when the Thermostat "opens" the Timer is then allowed to advance ...
There wouldn't be any heat, in any cycle, if the Thermostat stayed "open"
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