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Have auto-sensing Estate dryer. Heats OK, but won't shut-off, auto or timer. I thought at first an auto-sensor problem, but on timer won't shut off either. Very strange...any help out there???

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Hello,
Does the heat still stays after the timer ends??...okie You can do a visual check on the element.Start by unplugging unit then remove lower back panel.on the bottom right you will see a metal box with a removable lower section should be two screws. Disconnect wires to element and limit stat,take out screws and remove element visually check coils make sure it isn't burned into or touching the metal case anywhere,don't be afraid to move it around with your finger check it out good .If it is broken you need a new one ...If it isn't broken you will need that meter or buy a thermal fuse kit for the dryer and gamble ...That is the next most likely .Regardless of repairing this one or a new one check vent very close make sure it has full 4" all the way out.Most of dryer heating problems start in the vent.BE SAFE UNPLUG BEFORE GETTING INSIDE! CHECK YOUR POWER ACROSS THE TWO OUTSIDE SCREWS WHERE THE CORD ATACHES TO THE DRYER YOU NEED 220 HERE YOU HAVE NEUTRAL/GROUND IF IT RUNS...

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You need to replace the timer insert model here to buy part.

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