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Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« on: July 31, 2009, 02:30:52 PM »
I am working on a maytag dryer that won't shut off automatically in the off position. Door has to be open to shut it off. Start switch is good, not sticking. Any ideas? Bad contact in timer?

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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »
check that sliding centrifugal disk in the motor.
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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 10:19:32 PM »
I will check it out tomorrow. I am not dismantling any more washers and dryers today. Its almost midnight. Thanks for the tip and I will let you know when I check it. I figured it would be the motor or the timer. Hope I have a spare of each if it is.
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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 10:26:56 PM »
Just zoomoil that sliding cent switch and that oughta fix it. All that dust and crap gets into the motor and makes it stick especially if that baby has been sitting in storage.
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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 10:36:15 PM »
Yeah, it was pretty yucky when I took it apart earlier to clean it. What is that cleaning product you recommend?

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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 10:39:53 PM »
I like to blow the motor out real good and just oil the shaft. Use my finger to make sure it slides all propah. Definately DO NOT use WD40. Flammable oil in a motor in a dryer ain't a good thang.  ;D
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Re: Maytag electric dryer will not shut off automatically
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 10:43:58 PM »
I always vacuum out as much as I can around the housing, but using forced air is even better to get more out. I will start doing that, thanks.

 

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