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GE Dryer won't stop drying

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Hello - I have a GE dryer (model number DRSR495EG6WW) and no matter which cycle I use (time dry or sensor) it doesn't shut off automatically anymore.  I have to open the door to stop the drying.  I have begun researching and have seen suggestions to check the heating coil, which seems like a daunting task.  Any other thoughts?  Intuitively it seems like maybe it could be a moisture sensor or something? 

 

I appreciate your thoughts.

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Does the Timer rotate ?

Does the Timer not stop at the end of a cycle,

but continues into the next cycle ?

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Thank you both - Sensei, to answer your question, the timer does not rotate.  ie: if I set it for 30 minutes, it stays on 30 minutes and keeps drying indefinitely.  I will look into a new timer switch and/or check the connection. 

 

Thanks so much!

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Set the Dryer to the start of a Normal Timed Dryer cycle.

If there's 120v AC to the Timer Motor and it's not running,

bad Timer

Timer-WE4M365-00769709.jpg

 

 

The Dryness Control Board only controls the Timer during the AUTO DRY cycles
Dryness-Control-Board-WE04X10102-0062252

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OK, I see both parts in my dryer, thank you for the pics.  I checked wires and everything seems connected.  When I set the dryer to the timed cycle, it runs... but I don't know if there is 120v AC running to it or not... how do I tell? 

 

On the auto cycles it beeps (signal is turned to "on"), but never shuts off.  On the timed cycle, it never beeps (even when signal is turned on) and also never shuts off. 

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... When I set the dryer to the timed cycle, it runs

... but I don't know if there is 120v AC running to it or not... how do I tell?

1) what runs ? the Timer, then it's probably OK

and the Dryness Control Board is probably bad

2) you would need to test it with a volt meter

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Ah - thank you - I meant the dryer runs, the timer does not turn at all.  So this suggests the timer is bad, right? 

 

And actually I re-tested the sensor modes and it only beeps when I start the cycle at the end - if I start at the beginning or middle, the dial just stays there and never beeps and never stops (and the timer dial never turns further).  This also suggests a bad timer, correct?

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Set the Dryer to the start of a Normal Timed Dryer cycle.

If there's 120v AC to the Timer Motor and it's not running,

bad Timer

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Ok, thank you very much, I appreciate your help.

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