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Dry runs thrugh cycle but will not turn off at end of cycle

Dryer run good but will not turn off on it's own

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Sounds like you have a problems with your timer. What happens is the time has keys that strike the different notches in the timer. Since the dryer is not shutting off itself, there must be a problem with the last setting before off. The switch is not opening allowing the dryer to shut off.

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