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Kenmore dryer dial doesn't advance

Thank you so much for answering my question here : http://www.fixya.com/support/t975565-kenmore_dryer_timer_doesnt_move

However, replacing the timer did not fix the problem -- the dial still doesnt advance. see here for the newer question: http://www.fixya.com/support/t1057318-kenmore_dryer_dial_doesnt_advance

Do you have any ideas? You sound like you know what you're doing. Thanks!

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  • eddie smith Sep 20, 2008

    It's all fixed now. Thanks.


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