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The dryer is 3 months old and recently it stopped in a cycle and showed "PF", I checked the circuit breaker and it was ok. Finally after several times it reset and went back to drying except after on a normal cycle it jumped up to 62 minutes...I think a sensor is going bad, does this sound right?

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PF usually refers to a power failure. You may have a loose connection. Unplug the dryer and check that all terminals are tight. That may confuse the board. If that is doesn't do it, your probably on the right line about the sensor.

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