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Maytag lsg7806aa not stopping

Hi, dryer doesn't stop.

changed out timing module ($100). same problem. machine heat-cycles and tumbles correctly. removed motor from timer , and jumpered with 120v. motor works. so it appears that timer module is not getting power to energize timer motor.

is it the circuit board?

there is a thermostat on the exhaust with 4 leads. they alternate with 120v and send power to ignitor when there is a call for heat.

there is another module next to this thermostat (on the exhaust), which has two leads and on the other side is a strip about 1-1/2"long x 1/8". most likely some type of sensor (humidity maybe?).

thanks for your help

coz

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  • coz olvera Oct 25, 2008

    there is hot air coming out of the vent. so i would assume that the duct is not clogged.

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If u r unable to know where exactly the problem lies that click on the link below for help regardings step by step check up of ur machine with diagrammatic details:
http://www.applianceaid.com/dryers.html

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Can you find an electrical diagram in the control panel. you can trace which part controls the timer motor. it could be an interlock in the motor that has no contacts or anything. trace the diagram.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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  • francis rivero Oct 25, 2008

    hi,


    have you found the circuit diagram, if you can post it here then i could help you further which part to check. use the ask me button so that you will not be confused with my answers.

    tnx again,
    drcool


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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.)

  • The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.

This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But…if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.

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