The Kenmore Elite HE3 is 7.2 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer by Kenmore.

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Why is my dryer stuck on this cycle?

Dryer is stuck on "jeans" cycle with 54 minutes time lit up. I have never used this cycle. Red light is on between more and less. Red light flashing check lint screen. Took dryer lint screen area apart and thoroughly cleaned it along with flex hose. We unplugged the dryer over night. When plugged back in, same error message occurred.

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The control is working normally when it adjusts the estimated cycle time. The time is being adjusted based on the moisture content sensed by the metal strips just inside the door. The time can jump around during the first 5 to 10 minutes of the cycle and then later on in the cycle. If the dryer is working normally and the load dries in a reasonable amount of time, then everything should be working properly even though that estimated time jumps around at the first of the cycle.

If you are encountering long dry times, I recommend that you check the exhaust vent duct system for a clog or restriction. This could prevent proper air flow through the dryer and may result in the jumping around of the estimated drying time.

If you have a long exhaust vent system you may need a service provider to clean it if you cannot do it yourself.,

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This did not answer my question. Two days ago when I woke up I noticed this error message. I had not used my dryer in a week. I cannot cancel or change this message. No matter what buttons I push, this message remains. As I indicated we completely cleaned everything out with a shop vac. There are no restrictions in the lint trap or flex hose.


@concession If it's not the sensor giving you the error, then it's the control board. Personally I'd check the wiring, first to see if the sensor has disconnected (thus giving you a false reading). It could be a cold solder joint on the control board. This is a rare issue and it's really hard to help you without going over things with a multimeter,


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