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Hi. This will be the result of a failed timer motor, or the dial cogs could be worn in the less dry section of the timer dial plate. Generally, this will require you to replace the damaged component. This will be the timer module, itself. It is damaged.

Replacing the timer control module, will correct this issue.

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Below is a link directing you to an enlarged image of the thermostat. You will also find other pages within the website with exploded view diagrams and disassembly procedures, prices and shipping information.
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Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint.


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