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Kenmore electric dryer won't stop running / no heat! 110.62512101

I set my Kenmore electric dryer (has 110.62512101 on a tag on inside of door rim) to dry while we were gone... came back 8 hours later to find it still running, and no heat.

The thing only shuts off if I turn the knob manually to "off".

Usually, I just turn it to 60 and return in an hour.

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Without anymore info. is sounds like the timer motor on the setting controller (the main knob) is bad. The entire timer/control part is usually pricey but if its made to where you can just change the timer motor that will be less. If possible check the timer motor with a meter for continuity to be sure. the parts supplier will usually help you with this, if they are worth a shit.

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