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Dryer continues to heat when door is open

My kitchenaid dryer will stop tumbling when I open the door but the heat element stays on. If I move the timer to OFF then everything stops with door open or closed.

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The model number you put up is for a gas dryer, but you said element, so I'm assuming it is actually electric.

If this is in fact an electric dryer, you most likely have a heating element that has shorted to the case. There is a small chance that something else in that circuit has shorted to ground but I doubt it.

If this actually is a gas dryer, please discontinue use immediately and get a licensed tech over there to look at it.

Good Luck

Posted on May 16, 2010

Testimonial: "It is an electric. I wondered if it was the element but wasn't sure since it was still heating. Thank you!"

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