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Kenmore Series 80 electric dryer will turn itself back on after shutting off. I believe I can hear the timer continue to run after it shuts off.

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If the timer pointer continues to travel around on to the next cycle all by itself after it has reached the end of a cycle you definitely have a problem with the timer. now however if it does that "and" starts to run on its own you also have a bad push to start switch as well.
good luck, have fun.

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