Here’s our symptoms:

  • Dryer works in automatic with very full loads
  • Dryer leaves clothes wet when in automatic mode
  • Dryer works fine on timed mode

Here’s the fix:

  • Re-level the dryer – even maybe a slight bias to the front of the dryer.

Here’s the why:

There’s a set of moisture sensing electrodes (metal strips) in the front of the dryer (see article).  If your dryer has a backwards bias (tipped backwards), then the wet clothes will not touch the sensor unless there’s enough of them to tumble onto the sensor.

Hope that saves someone else some time.

PS – If you want to enter a test mode on a Kenmore.


Sources:  Appliance411

Useful Link:  TechBudy