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    Why is it these things seem to not want to advance or take longer to finish on Auto with no load in them?

    Maybe it is my imagination.

    This is one of those that has the really long Fluff cycle and it does advance on Fluff. I have not tried it with a load in ityet, but it didn't seem to want to advance in Auto with no load.

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    Block the vent a little...this helps to simulate a load and helps to slow the air down a little and the auto cycle will often advance a little better.

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    I put a load in it this morning and noticed it seemed to be taking a long time to advance. Maybe I checked a little early. It had been running about 30 minutes, but I noticed the vent was blowing cool air. I checked the connectors on the cut-off and changed one. It is heating for about 26 minutes now, but when I had the top raised, I noticed the element was not getting red all the way. In other words, the element was not getting completely red from one end to the other. Bottom rows get red and the top rows do just under the HL stat. Seems a little odd to me.

    When I installed the new element, it showed to cycle at the right temps.

    Speaking of the advancing, I guess it will take it a little while until a substantial amount of moisture is removed and the temp gets to where it needs to be for the timer to advance? If so, about how long should I expect it to take to advance?

    P.S. The only Timed cycle tis dryer has is 90 minutes air fluff. It does advance in that cycle.

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    I had restarted this thing at 10:35. It is 12:00 now, and it has only advanced to Less Dry. Still has Cool Down to go through. Is this normal? Auto cycle seems useless if it takes over an hour to dry a few pair of jeans.

    End of Cycle signal just came on like 3 minutes after 12.

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    had restarted this thing at 10:35. It is 12:00 now, and it has only advanced to Less Dry.
    It is possible to set an auto cycle too long. Where was the starting point?...at more dry, part way between more and less?

    Most clothes are dry in 45-60 minutes...some heavy things like jeans or track pants may take longer.

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    Yeah, I usually expect 45 minutes to an hour. It was set at the very start of the regular cycle.

    Shouldn't the whole element glow red when heating?

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    Shouldn't the whole element glow red when heating?
    Normally no. Heat also rises. Where the air is flowing best the element will not glow as the heat is being removed. Ends/corners may glow more than a flat/straight areas. Beginning of the element cage will have fresh air flowing in, last area of the element cage has no fresh air and just the heated air from before it flowing past, this will make the element glow more and less in certain areas. Etc.

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    Guess that explains it being red on the top layer right under the HL stat. The stat is blocking air flow at that spot.
    Just seemed odd for all of the top layer of the element not to be red.
    Thanks

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    Just seemed odd for all of the top layer of the element not to be red.
    That is where the freshest/coolest air is coming in.

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