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Could be the door switch is bad(does it click when you push it in and out?)could be you blow the main fuse inside from cloogged vents on the dryer and wall,also check your power cord going into the dryer if you can(be carefull-SHOCK)let me know what you find and we can go from ther(i don'tthink it's the timer)

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All the timers I've ever seen have 2 main parts. One is the electric motor, which is just like an electric clock. The other is a set of controls, usually in the form of a squarish metal box, that the wires fasten to. So far, I think you need to buy a replacement "timer", however the name is a bit misleading, as the timer is actually both pieces together.
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If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.

Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:

  • The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.

  • When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)

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The timer control knob seems to be free wheeling & no longer clicks when you turn it. We looked at a web site that sells parts & think it might be the timer, does that sound right?

Hi, It has something to do with the timer, that I can tell you.
Some timer knobs must be pushed in to rotate them, Others timer knobs must be pulled out. And, of course, some timers you just turn.
If you can turn the knob and it spins but the pointer on the timer does not spin. It is the knob assembly itself. Possibly just loose.
If you can turn the knob and the pointer on the timer rotates freely without any type of click or resistance, The timer is failed.
If it is the knob, you should be able to pry off the center piece with a very small screwdriver and check to see if the know is loose.
Maytag has used different types of mechanisms in their timers. So good investigation will help in the determination.
If the symptom you are experiencing is that the machine doesn't run. Other things can be the cause of that. An inoperative door switch will render a clothes dryer silent.
I hope this helps,
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Dryers are quite simple. Just a timer and a door interlock switch.

The timer tells the machine what to do and for how long.

The door interlock switch tells the machine the door is closed and it is safe to start.


Open the door and look inside the door frame for a pin switch. It should move in and out freely. If it is jammed in it will not start. Pull our with pliers if jammed and gently press in and out a few time to free it up.

Not it?

I don't know which machine you have so I can't tell you the exact location of screws etc so the following is generic.

Open the machine and check for voltage across the door switch. Proper operation of the door switch.

Check for voltage at the timer.
Check for voltage at the start switch.

If you have voltage at the timer, door closed. It is the timer that needs to be replaced.

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Hi, It sounds like the timer is going bad. If you remove the rear panel and locate the two black leads that go to the timer motor, Check and see if it is getting 120V. If there is voltage to the timer motor and it isn't advacing, you need to replace the timer.
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