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Timer Does not Move

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I have a kenmore dryer. I purchased it brand new from sears in August 2001. I have noticed about 3 weeks ago when I went to dry my clothes that the timer does not move. The dryer still heats up, it takes a little longer to dry but it still works. Can you tell me what may be wrong with it. I am wondering if the repair would be cheaper or should I invest in another dryer!

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