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DRYER WON'T TURN ON JUST A ELECTRONIC SOUNDING BEEP WHEN I PRESS START.

When clothes have been drying recently-once in a while it smells hot-now dryer won't start but panel does light up. The best way to describe the noise when you press startis a beep like the clothes are done drying only it is one beep. Any ideas?? Mary

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Check all fuses and circuit breakers , if they are fine, then the problem is with the control timer. You need to have the control timer replaced.

See also the following website: What is wrong with your Dryer?

You can get replacements here.

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