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Dryer starts on it's own - won't shut off

Whirlpool electric dryer, with the door closed, will start on it's own accord (without pushing the start button) and run for hours - until I open the door. Sounds like a timer malfunction but could be a switch. Any ideas? I'd hate to change the timer and still have the problem. Most problems I see is won't start or won't heat... Mine is the opposite. Oh, this doesn't happen all the time - one of those every now and then problems.

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TRY DISCONNECTING THE START BUTTON WIRES AND SEE WHAT IT DOSE WITH THE DOOR CLOSED,IF IT DOES NOT START IT YOUR START SWITCH-MIKE

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