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Dryer will work for timed drying; not automatic cycles

- Whirlpool Dryer LE9100XTNO - The dryer will heat and work if setting it for a specific time (10min, 20min, etc.). However, the dryer will only buzz when trying to set it for other automatic settings (permanent press, delicates, heavy).

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Probably has a bad timer

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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