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Kenmore dryer keeps on going and going

My 110.70922990 Kenmore dryer won't stop running. I have to have the door open for it to quit. I can push the "door closed" button and it starts right up, without requiring me to push the restart button on the console. The cycle selection/timing knob just keeps going around and around until I stop the machine.

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Change your starter switch too i'ts shorted in the start position

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The timer is bad. It is located behind the knobs and can be replaced really easily. The price for a new timer is about 35 dollars. If this helped please rate

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if when you open the door and the dryer keeps running you have a broken door switch part 3406105 go here and look at part number 41
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11076712691/0582/0151200/10051141/00002?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=11076712691

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-
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