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GE dryer model DSXH47GG0WW two years old wont stop running
even when all the power lights are off it keeps running
 

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yes the dryer stops when unplugged
(I am pretty sure it is not possessed :wink:)
however it does not stop even when the signal goes off
or when I press the cancel button
so I don't think it is the vent
 

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Can you take it to a neighbors and try their receptacle? Maybe their house isnt possesed:whistling2:

..seriously now, its the dryer itself. You need an appliance repairman. Dont forget to tip your waitress, I'll be here all week.
 

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When you plug the dryer back in does it reset?
Is it also heating while it continues to run beyond the normal run time?
 

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no it didn't reset
and no it doesn't seem to keep heating but i usually run it on a dry setting
like more dry
also i smacked the front left of the dryer killing an ant
that's when the dryer started by itself
(I did get the ant though)
did i maybe break something or make two wires make contact or something
I didnt dent the panel or anything
 

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Does the timed dry setting work properly?
In any case, it sounds like you need a new timer control.
 

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If capable, unplug dryer and remove face to electric panel that holds the on / off switch and timer knob. Behing the on / off switch is a electrical contact. You may get lucky and find that this contact has overheated and welded itself shut.

If so, pull apart and file to clean the contact. Should be good to go after that.

Make sure dryer is unpluged while working on unit and do not plug back in until fully assembled.
 
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