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Timer runs continuously - Does not stop at all

A problem started a couple days ago with our Maytag MDE400AYW electric dryer.  The timer does not stop running even when it reaches stop on the dial (it just goes right past stop).  

The dryer seems to be drying just fine, but does not stop unless the door is opened.  If the door is then closed again, the dryer doesn't run until the start button is pressed again.
Doed this sound like it's just a timer replacement job?  What actually stops the timer from turning when it reaches stop?  Is it internal to the timer, or is it external to the timer on a circuit board? 

The timer appears to be Maytag part number 3301730 from what I can determine online.

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  • skipper_john Jan 11, 2009

    Yes, I understand that a motor runs the timer. What stops that motor at when the timer reaches stop? Is it internal to the timer, or is it external (on a circuit board elsewhere in the dryer)?

  • Roland Giguere Aug 28, 2013

    I have the same model dryer with the same problem. What did you do to fix yours that solved the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    admiral dryer contiues after timer has reach the end opened door to stop now it wont start



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There should be a timer motor on the timer. That is most likely burnt out and will cause the timer to not shut down. Just replace the timer and that will solve the problem

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