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The timer seems to not work only on the auto sensing (left) side. It does not move forward. On the timed dry, its fine. I'm thinking a piece in the timer assy is bad. Is there anything else that can go bad?

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The auto dry sensor in the dryer could be bad or the wire to the auto dry sensor may have come loose. If these parts are OK and you are getting heat in auto dry then yes,it would be the timer.

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