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I have a kenmore gas dryer...the timer motor gets to the last click but will not shut off..a secondary problem is the dryer will not heat up...I tried changing ignitor but got same condition..checked thermostat its reading CLOSED...could there be a connection between a bad timer motor and the dryer not heating up? Is there some kind of safety that will not allow dryer to heat up if the timer motor is bad? thanks for any input...MIKE

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Usually if the heating element fails the timer will continue to run in some models. This is especially the case if your dryer has more than one element.
Here is a link that should help http://appliancehelponline.com/edryerelementvideo.html

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