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Timed drying knob doesnt move

This began while dryer was in use and I heard a loud "pop" from the other room. Guessing its a fuse of some sort?? No tripped circuits on the breaker in the house. The dryer works just fine I just have to keep checking to see if clothes are dry.

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Hi .thanks for the question. if its the timed dry cycle that s not working .replace the timer .thanks the appliance doc

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• Restricted air movement.
Exhaust vent or outside
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• Exhaust vent is crushed or
kinked.
• One fuse is blown or circuit
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• Load not contacting the sensor
strips and automatic cycle
ending early.
• Fabric softener sheets blocking
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