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Dryer will not turn off once it gets to the stop position (all cycles). At the same time, it stopped drying. Cool air only.

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  • paireyes Jun 23, 2009

    My solution does not seem to be correct. I posed a question about a Whirlpool Dryer, not washing machine.

    In all cycles, the knob moves, but it will not stop once it gets to the end. At the same time, it stopped heating as well.

  • paireyes Jun 23, 2009

    Are you talking about a heating element? I am sitting here with a handyman and he does not know what you saying.

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Friend the problem is in the circuit connections. heater filament that produces hot is air is broken or disconnected or short circuited thats why you need to check the circuit connections.

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The main control knob " cycle timer "is bad, and needs to be replaced.

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Its probably got something to do with the electronic circuit of the front panel
i would advice you to get it replaced
show a mechanic
let him examine it
replacing the front panel might be the best thing
it probably happened due to switching off the dryer during spin
dont do that
let it complete the whole cycle

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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