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Doesn't stop Hi I have a kitchenaid dryer , it doesn't stop , i did select timer mode and humidity sensor , same for all mode .the machine doesn't stop. it will stop when you open the door or you select off position . thanks PAT

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    I have the same problem...need to replace the timer module.

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The problem is probably the plunger switch that you press to start the dryer. If you select the OFF position and then move the dial to a cycle, does it start running without you having to press the start button? If so, that switch is your problem.

If you disconnect the dryer and remove the rear panel, you can unplug the switch and repair it yourself (the contacts probably just need to be adjusted) or you can replace it. Depending on the dryer you might be able to get the part number from the inside cover of the rear panel.

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