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Dryer de600e dryer will not shut off it's either running or the buzzer is.i think its the switch on the motor but dont know how to test it.

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Most likely this is a defective start button stuck inthe on mode. If you know how to check it with an OHM meter, there should be no continuity in the on switch when it is not being held down. do not bypass the buzzer as the on switch needs to be replaced

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I was told it was probably the timer

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