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Keeps heating on cooldown

Heating element starts when i put the timer on even before i use the start button for the motor to start wich causes to overheat and burn all fuses and tempsensors.
Also keeps heating once the cooldown cycle is reached while it should cut the heat

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Needs new timer switch
the timer swithc contains 2 switches one for the motor and one for the heating element, the element switch has fused closed. not reliably repairable,

even if open the timer, break apart the contacts, file them smooth, reassemble, will still lock up again

replacement is less than a new dryer

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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