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Dryer timer not advancing

We replaced a non working dryer with another used dryer that we thought was working just find. Now find that the timer does not advance. The clothes dry well and we know the vent is not plugged. We put on a different cord. Could we have put the cord on wrong?

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If the dryer is working fine and the timer does not advance, then the timer motor has gone out and you will need to replace the timer. Here is the part to order.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer MDE7400

depending on model, (mechanical timer or electronic timer)

Mechanical dryer timer has a tiny motor to advance it
many times service techs forget to plug in the timer drive motor when they replace the timer switch that it is screwed to
or they replace the switch when the switch is ok, but the motor is bad
Not a solution just something to check
the timer drive motor is a 2inch diameter press formed sheet metal device 1/2 inch thick on the rear of the timer switch
if there are wires hanging off, that is the solution
if there is no hum from the timer motor when you push the start button, replace the timer drive motor

electronic, not had one break yet

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Timer does not advance, even in timed mode

My parts sources list 3 different timers for this dryer depending upon the MAN.#.
They are
33002855
33002808
33002854

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa Electric Dryer Won't Start

Replace the thermal fuse and the high limit switch.
They come as a set.
Clean the auto dry sensor with rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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Check drive belts. If too loose or too worn it will not spin at proper speed.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer air heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just replaced the timer but did not fix the problem. Air vents are cleared.

One of two possiblities:

1. Dryer vent is blocked - check the air coming through the outside vent
2. Blower Fan is clogged - remove the lower front panel and clean out the fan wheel

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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HI,

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.

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