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    Hope this is a general enough problem to not neef a model number. I forgot to get it before coming in for the night.
    This dryer did not want to turn off at the end of a cycle even when the door was open.
    To make a long story, I removed the wires from the start switch, door switch and even changed the timer. When I connect power, it comes on even with the dum out of it.
    The timer I temporarily put in it did have one number different.
    It does turn off at the end of cycle when put there manually. But, comes back on when the timer is turned to a cycle even when the dryer is disassembled.
    It will turn off when I remove the blue wirefrom the thermal fuse that goes to the motor, not when I remove the other blue wire from the thermal fuse.
    The motor switch looked okay, except the piece that goes to the centrifical switch looks worn.
    I have no wiring diagram.
    I called myself checking the wires to make sure there were skinned areas making contact.


    Shorted motor?
    P.S. I guess it is possible both timers may be at fault as the other one was also a used one.
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    Hey Rick,

    See if the push or turn to start switch is welded closed.
    Failing that, yes a shorted or grounded motor is possible.
    Welded closed relay switch.
    Bad resistor in the consol.

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    The start button was the first thing I checked. Showd resistance when pressed, open when released. This thing comes on with both wires off the start switch and both wires off the door switch.
    Is the blue wire going from the thermal fuse on the blower housing supposed to show continuity with the ground on thr cabinet?
    Relay switch in the motor switch?
    None of them looked to welded together.
    Also checked all the terminals on the motor for short to ground.
    Not sure I have ever seen one run with both the start switch and door switch disconnected with the front of the dryer off and thr drum out of it.
    Thanks, I may see if I can put another motor in it and try it if nothong else works.

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    Correction: Kenmore dryer
    Model: 110.63102100
    There control board only had a start switch and a timer.
    This thing is old (3/03) and looks as if it has sat outside for awhile.

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    This thing comes on with both wires off the start switch and both wires off the door switch.
    They are often in the neutral side of the motor....so if something was shorted to ground that could act like a neutral/white wire and complete the circuit.

    Is the blue wire going from the thermal fuse on the blower housing supposed to show continuity with the ground on thr cabinet?
    Nope, not normally.

    looks as if it has sat outside for awhile
    Something chewed on some wiring maybe?

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    Don't think anything has chewed on the wires.
    Leaning toward the motor with the blue wire showing continuity with the ground.
    I will remove the wire from the motor and the thermal fuse to see if it still shows continuity with the ground again. If it does, I will recheck to see if it is shorted to another wire where I may have missed any signs of rodent chewing.

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    Keep us posted.

    It will turn off when I remove the blue wirefrom the thermal fuse that goes to the motor, not when I remove the other blue wire from the thermal fuse.
    That is odd!

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    What happened to this one Rick??

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    I intend to change the motor out since the wire from the themal fuse to the motor seems to be the problem.
    Will update soon.
    If that does change things, I will remove all tape from the all the wires and check for nicked areas.
    Could it possibly be the timer?

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    Could it possibly be the timer?
    I have my doubts.

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