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Stops during cycle

I think I have a timer problem. dryer will only turn on in one cycle..but will turn back off a fter a minute or sometimes longer. i move the timer knob a little and push start and it will work again. it advances fine when it stays on...but i have to move timer knob quite often to get it to continue working.

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Re: stops during cycle

Maybe. Will the unit restart in the same position or do you have to move it? If it will work in the same position and all you're doing is waiting for a bit of could be a defective high limit switch that is resetting. If it will restart only after you move the timer, then change out the timer. This is a bit of a mystery since timers generally don't have 'dead spots'...they are designed differently than that.

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