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Whirlpool electric dryer runs fine. But when I

Whirlpool electric dryer runs fine. But when I open the door, the drum should stop turning. Mine keeps on rolling around. How do I get it to stop again?

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You have a problem with your door switch, normall located near upper part of the door it is a small striker, a common problem with whirlpools are the 2 screws holding the switch come lose, also the striker bends...try tightening the screws and making sure the door hits the striker...if it's still running after that replace door switch...hope that helps :)

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To stop it just turn the timer to off intill you can order you a door switch. www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com... would recommend doing a few tests first...

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