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My 460kenmore electric dryer wont shut off auto dry

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Your moisture sensor is not detecting the moisture levels in the dryer, this may be a simple matter of lint on the sensor of could be a faulty sensor.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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SOURCE: dryer runs but wont auto shut off

On auto dry cycles, the cycle is controlled by moisture sensing bars located on either the rear or front bulkhead, ( visible inside dryer ) if the moisture sensor bars are shorted together (normally by wet clothing) the dryer will continue to run. If the dryer continues to run when the clothes are plenty dry, check and see if there is anything stuck between the sensor bars, (sometimes a metal sequin will cause this) or see if they are damaged. If not, you may have a problem with a timer contact, if the timer advances and stops moving at the same spot each time, I would suspect the timer. If this is an EvenHeat dryer, examine the control board located to the right of the timer in the control panel, for any burned components. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag electric dryer model # MDE2500AYW

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You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.

Here are some common solutions to help resolve the issue with your appliance:


If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.

Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:


  • The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.

  • When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)

  • The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.

This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But…if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag atlantis dryer model # mde6400ayw

sounds like the timer is not completing the cycle in this mode will the dryer shut off if you manuelly advance timer in that mode

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa Electric Dryer Won't Start

Replace the thermal fuse and the high limit switch.
They come as a set.
Clean the auto dry sensor with rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LEN100PQO electric dryer wont shut off/no heat

if your thermal fuse is blown you will not recieve heat. if you put your dryer on sense load it will keep running because it is not sensing that the clothes are getting dry which in return your timer does not
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Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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sounds like the timer is not completing the cycle in this mode will the dryer shut off if you manuelly advance timer in that mode

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