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Heating element will not shut off after drying. Top of machine is warm/hot all the time.

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Pull the plug out of the outlet , wait 30 minutes and replug it. This may fix it. If it doesn't it sounds like the relay that operates the heater is faulty. Go to http://fisherpaykelparts.net/techhelp/fisher-paykel-top-load-dryers-us-models/ This forum will show you where the relay is located, check the posts regarding heaters, it should help.

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