Kenmore dryer runs in certain timer positions


Old 08-18-09, 01:08 PM
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Kenmore dryer runs in certain timer positions

I have a Kenmore dryer that will only run in certain positions of the timer switch. If it is set in the timed dry position, it will not start. If I rotate it to the touch up position it will run for a couple minutes with heat, then go through the cool down cycle. I took the knob off the timer switch and used vise grips to hold the timer from rotating and I can dry clothes, then release the timer for the cool down cycle. Does this sound like a timer issue? It seems like the motor, thermal switches, element etc are all working, just maybe the timer switch is not working correctly.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-18-09, 02:28 PM
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sounds like you need a timer.
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make sure the knob is on pointing the correct way. if it is replace timer
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