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Offline luca

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer 17 Years Old
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2008, 09:45:09 AM »
Remove the vent hose first and try it. If it works ok you need to clean the vent hose. Bypassing the hi limit thermostat will tell you if its bad, shutting off early. A load of clothes should dry in 60 min on timed dry high heat.

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I have disconnected the vent hose and it still shuts off early, flame only lasts 10-15 seconds at a time.  Therefore correct me if I'm wrong, if i bypass the hi limit thermostat the flame will burn continuously without going out?(just to test it)  So if the flame  doesn't shut off then we have pinpointed it to the hi limit thermostat?
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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer 17 Years Old
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 01:26:13 PM »
The only thing you're testing is the high limit thermostat. The dryer flame should still turn off from the cycling thermostat. See how long the flame stays on. There should also be a good amount of air blowing out the vent with the vent hose off.
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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer 17 Years Old
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 09:27:12 PM »
If your dryer is clean of lint and your vent is clean as well then the dryer will still only burn flames for about 30 seconds. This is the norm. The dryer constantly cycles during the drying period. What about your blower wheel? If it is stripped the dryer will take twice as long to dry clothes because the air flow aint right. Have you checked it to see if it is stripped? This is a common problem with these dryers.
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