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Clothes Dryer will not stop or be quiet

The dryer runs ok during cycle, but when it finishes, the buzzer goes off and keeps going off until you open the door. If you close the door the buzzer starts again. If the dryer is in mid-cycle and you open the door it stops (good), but it restarts again after closing the door without pressing the start button. I am thinking I need to replace the evil door switch sensor, but am not sure.

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On some Kenmore which is made by whirlpool, there is a resistor connected to the timer control. when the machine is off can you listen to the timer switch and hear it running, making a clock ticking sound? If so, you need a new resistor. Being a dryer, when you open the door and it stops the button needs to be reset before it starts again, right? So I wouldnt be looking at the door switch as much as the start button. It may be the evil one.

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