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Old 12-23-2012, 10:20 PM
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For some reason my dryer will not shut off on its own. I run it and have to sit and check on it because when it gets to the off area it doesnt stop and doesnt click to off. I forgot the other day and it ran for 7 hours. What can I do??

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 PM
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I just found the model number for the dryer. It is LER6620PQ1
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See the attachment for the tech sheet.

I am assuming that if you turn the timer to off it does shut off.

What cycle type are you using?
Does the timer advance in timed dry?
Does the unit shut off in timed dry?
Does the timer advance in air only?
Does the timer advance in auto cycles?
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Every setting will advance until it gets right next to OFF then it stays in that spot while dryer continues to run.
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It is probably the timer.
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Okay tonight i ran my dryer and I went down to get clothese out I shut it off and started folding clothes and all of a sudden a HUGE POP and a flash that looked like a flame and smelled smoke. we shut powr off to the dryer outlet. it smells down there but dryer is unplugged and the oulet seems okay. what could it be?
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It could be a number of things but since you were having what sounded like timer problems I would start there.

Could be you had a bad timer contact arm and it shorted out to other contacts in the timer causing a short.

You will have to locate where the short occurred since there was a flash and smoke this should not be too difficult.
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