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Kenmore 80 series- wont shut off

The timer continues to go around but it doesn't shut off it just continues all the way around. I have to open the door to stop it. Then today I went to empty the lint catch and it sounded like something fell down and the dryer shut off and now wont turn back on... :/ Please help!

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It sounds like the timer is bad; expensive
also, the only way to get out something that fell into the blower box it to unplug the dryer and reach into the exhaust hole and try to reach it from there and if that fails then you have to take apart the machine.

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