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Hello, I have an Amana Ale643brw electric dryer. Everything functions properly except one thing. When I dry my clothes on the Automatic/Regular cycle the dryer will not shut off. The clothes will be dry (even HOT) but it will just keep on running. I’ve resorted to using the Time Dry cycle. I have to restart it 3-4 times to get the clothes dry. Is there a moisture sensor that might be bad? Bad timer or control board? Cost has to be reasonable, otherwise, Craigslist here I come! Thank you!

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You mean ALE643RBW... drew blanks when I first looked and gave up. So... there's no moister sensor for this model. It runs the cycle by the start point of the timer. Its labled "more" dry or "less" dry in some fashion which merely changes the length of the cycle. Simple and dependable but doesn't meet todays "green" requirements.
Most likely it is the timer which lists at ~$170US from Sears. Your dryer has gotta have some years on it so not sure what else it may need in the near future. If you can do repairs yourself, $80 refurb timer on Ebay Otherwise to pay labor and markup... better off with new.

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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

Either the heater element is breaking or is loose and getting only 110V instead of 240V.  First I would check the wall outlet with a voltmeter for 240V between Line1 and Line2.  Also check the connections and continuity for the heater element.

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SOURCE: DBXR453ET3WW Electric Dryer Won't shut off unless on timed cycle.

hi thanks for the question in the ge dryer theres 2 elements so if one is not working you only get half heat i would check the heater thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: LG DLEo332W electric dryer not drying full time

you have to change out the timer motor...
http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dryer&part=dryer-wont-heat

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

The vent may be stopped up, or the vent hose crimped so the air cannot escape, you can check the air flow at the vent on the outside of the house while the dryer is running.
try cleaning the vent and the lint screen with a vacuum cleaner, you may need to replace the vent hose, this should solve the problem

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag electric dryer (PYE2300AYW) does not stop on auto cycle.

Either the control board or the humidity sensor is bad.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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