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Dryer wont run

My dryer only runs on the cool down cycle it wont start up on any other cycle Dryer only starts on cool down setting

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Defectvie timer,,,onthejob

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I imagine this has got an electronic timer ? If so then it's probably the timer board that's faulty.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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