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GE dryer willl not stop, drys OK

I have a GE Dryer model #DDG7180RAL that drys OK but will not shut off.  The timer does not move at all.  I originally believed that the timer was/is bad, but my wife cleaned out some built up lint (beyond the lint screen), and the timer worked for a few times.  It has sense stopped working again.

Is this the timer or a lint/vent problem?

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I does sound like the timer has went out on your dryer, but there could be other problems as well.  Sometimes exccesive lint build-up can cause a heat transfer issue with the thermostats.  On GE models, anything o stop or delay heat transfer could cause the timer to stop working.  If im not mistaken, this is a gas dryer correct?  It could be a number of things that could stop the forward motion of the timer, primarily a stuck or inoperative thermostat, a defective flame sensor (highly doubtful if it dries), or a wiring problem.  Be sure to check out all your wiring, then if you wanted to, try and replace the thermostats.  Just dont want to see you waste a lot of money if it was a bad timer.

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