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Dryer will not stay running through entire cycle or it will just stop before clothers are dry and sometimes get a E1 error message. Mostly it will just stop and clothes are not dry, times that is runs varies from 3 minutes to 10 minutes.

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Re: Dryer will not stay running through entire cycle or...

Most customer manuels have a code listing in the back? Have you checked to see what E1 is? It sounds like its not sensing properly. the sensor works off the the most common problem is the vent or venting. Please check and advise

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