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The dryer is turned off and the door is open and there is still heat. I have to uplug the dryer in order for the heat to stop. We noticed this one morning, walking into our laundry room. (This was on approximately 12 hours) The room was extra warm. The outside dryer was very warm. We opened the door and we could feel heat, inside, on top of the drum. We left the door open and the switch was turned in the off position. There was still heat coming out. So we unplugged the dryer, which we have to do now everytime we dry clothes, in order to stop the heat. Help

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I assume it is an electric dryer with 240 volt plug ? My guess is that it is the contacts in the motor start/relay switch that have welded themselves together and when the motor stops, the heat does not. This switch is located on the motor and it only allows the heat element to operate if the motor is running and creating the air flow. It is worth replacing. Goodluck, Macgivor

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