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Dryer starts when u first

Turn on the know before u hit the start button...also stays running when you open the door, wont shut off till you turn button to off

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  • rabidwolf42 Feb 03, 2009

    thats knob not know

  • rabidwolf42 Feb 04, 2009

    would that cause the dryer to come on when turning the knob to a setting? one thing i did do is unplug the door switch and took out totally.....still ran.... and i thank you very much for the help

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You have a bad door switch or a wire has come off it. Should be cheap and easy to fix.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Bill Dickerson
    Bill Dickerson Feb 04, 2009

    Yes it could, but it should not. Your door switch is kind of like a 3 way switch. I guess if it runs O.K. without the use of the door switch, then you are O.K. I am assuming that the only way to get the dryer to stop is by turning it off at the control knob.

    However, if you want this to be running correctly and moreover, safely, you may want to replace that control switch. It sounds like it could have melted inside or fused together the components.

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