I have a 10+ year old GE Profile gas dryer that has been great until recently:
The timer does not advance in "auto" mode. The clothes dry just fine but the dryer will run for hours if I forget about it.
In "timer" mode the dryer works fine, although I either waste time (oops, not dry, another 20 minutes I guess) or energy (screw it, 80 minutes!) or both. I would like to get it working properly in auto mode again.
- The venting is good with only 6 feet of hard metal pipe (no plastic, no flexi-pipe). I took apart the dryer and everything is pretty lint-free.
- I don't use dryer sheets or fabric softener. The sensor bars are clean and show <0.2 ohm resistance.
- This problem has come up with the onset of really cold weather and the dryer area of the basement is probably around 55 degrees.
- I scanned the wiring diagram but don't know how to post it here
Guidance would be appreciated - I have a circuit tester and would like to confirm a problem before I start throwing new parts at this problem.