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Replacing whirlpool dryer timer

Old timer has a brown jumper wire, new timer doesn't have the second leg for the jumper. Do I need this jumper? If so, where should I connect the second end?

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Many replacement units are 'fits all'.  If the other connections are similar, try it out.  If it doesn't work, somebody goofed.  Either way, you will not mess up or cause a fire or anything.  

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