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Timer Does not Move

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Harli1960
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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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FIRST CHECK YOUR VENT IS CLEANED OUT THEN SEE IF TIMER MOVES WHEN PUT TO A TIMED CYCLE. IF SO MEANS VENT CLOGGED UP. IF STILL NOT MOVING MEANS TIMER CONTROL BAD. COST ABOUT 80-100 FOR PART. YOU COULD DO YOURSELF IF SOMEWHAT HANDI.

COULD BE ORDERED FROM SEARS PARTS DIRECT BY YOU.

OTHER WISE CALL SERVICER AND MAY COST 200.00 TO REPAIR. HOPE THIS HELPS

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