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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Re: Kenmore 80 series- wont shut off
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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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.
Unfortunately this sound's like a faulty timer. Most of those 80 series Kenmore's have the buzzer/end cycle signal built onto the timer, that added to the issue of the timer continuing to advance past the "off" position indicator, I'd suspect a timer.
You should check with Searspartsdirect or partsdepot etc. as well as any other local and on-line part's supplier on available new or rebuilt timer's. Often rebuilt timer's are just as good for half the price of a new one.
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could be a number of things, but you may want to test with an ohmmeter if you have one. It sounds like your timer needs to be replaced. If the buzzer is not shutting off, the timer may not be turning to the off position. It may be really slow our out of wack, not letting the dryer completely dry. It also could be an error with the dryer's control module (kind of like a computer for the dryer) I also recommend playing around with door switch, it to may be faulty. If the dryer does work with door closed, it is unlikely to be the door switch. You will have to test timer and door switch with ohmmeter or voltmeter to determine that the voltage current is constant and not speratic or shorting out.