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Maytag Nepyune not drying completely

Dryer takes long time to dry. Dryer shuts off in sensor mode before clothes are dry. Dryer in timer mode needs to be run twice as long.

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  • meray3 Oct 25, 2008

    we've replaced the gas coils, sensor and ignitor and it heats up, but shuts off after about 30 seconds. any thoughts.

  • aimzer Nov 02, 2008

    Was just about to call the repairman on Monday! This is a relatively new (2 years) dryer. You can occasionally hear the gas kick on every now and then but it seems ike its really just blowing around cold air.

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There is a cheap PDF repair manual on eBay for this model. It is item number 200258764242.

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