Author Topic: Maytag dryer does not turn off (heat) on auto stop-permanent press. [LDG8410AAW]  (Read 2204 times)

Offline hookcapn

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The dryer [LDG8410AAW] keeps drying long after laundry is dry using the auto stop permanent press setting.
It does stop using the auto stop regular, per my wife.

Offline Bailey

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Does it shut off eventually? There is additional time built into permanent press for the cool down. This is a very simple dryer control wise so if the regular cycle works the problem should be in the timer since the same thermostat is used for both cycles.

Offline hookcapn

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Sorry for the delay, preparing for the 4th. In the meantime, we tested the dryer and it does seem to be the timer that is ailing.
Is it worth changing the timer?  Is it difficult to change out timer?

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Did you check the gas coils to see if they quit after a while? That will give you the same symptom.

Offline hookcapn

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when the dryer continued to run the heat stayed on.
Does that indicate a coil problem?
We used a separate timer to manually turn off dryer.
The dryer works properly on the regular auto setting.

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No it would get warm or cool after a while, but fix it there is nothing as well made as that now.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-timer-y308254-ap4294081.html

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The way I check these is to put a voltage meter on the timer motor wires. When the burner shuts off, power should be applied to the timer motor and the pointer on the dial should move.I put a small mark on the face plate so that I can tell if it moves. When the burner kicks back on , power to the timer will be cut off.

Offline hookcapn

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ordered timer
when it arrives, I'll see how EASY it is to replace. ???
Thank you so far

Offline hookcapn

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Part in hand. When you say fast delivery, you mean faaaasssst.


First I need to access the the current timer.
Best way to remove timer dial? :embarassed:
How to access rear of panel without a lot of trail and error and damage? :-\


The actual replace seems fairly straight forward.

Offline hookcapn

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New part is in hand. When you say fast delivery, you mean fast.


First I need to access the timer.
What is the best way to remove the timer dial?
How do you access the timer from the rear without a lot of trial and error and damage?


The actual changing out seems fairly straight forward.

Offline Bailey

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 Look up on the top and you will see 4 phillips screws. Remove the inner one on each side. Take hold of the panel and pull it forward. To get the knob off, pop off the center cap and you will see a clip that holds the knob on. Remove that and take off the knob and dial. 2 5/16 screws holding the timer in place and you are halfway done.

Offline hookcapn

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OK then .
The new timer is installed took 15 minutes with the help of my 3 yr old granddaughter.
Good news, the dryer now works the way it should.
Thank you for your useful replies.
Hopefully, I'll get another 21 years out of it.


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