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Kenmore gas dryer (14years old) starts by turning the timer rather than waiting for the press on the start switch - then never turns off. Replaced timer - no change. Maybe the on push switch is always "on"? Hence it runs again and never turns off....

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You have a bad start button.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

Testimonial: "Am buying a new start button this week but won't be able to get to the dryer for three weeks - so will let you know...thanks"

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