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Timer motor keeps running on dryer

Dryer works fine, when you open the door you can still hear the timer running

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Sometimes as a timer gets older the timer motor will get a little loud. timer motors run even when the door is open. if the timer advances to off and everything works fine you don't need to worry about it.

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barnardfl
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