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Maytag Dryer runs for 8-10 seconds then shuts off accompanied by burning smell

I have taken the front off, cleaned the lint out of the inside. I also used canned air to blast around the wires, connection and the flame area. I have checked and cleaned from the lint trap all the way to the vent. There were no clogs. Any other suggestions?

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When you say it runs for 8 - 10 seconds, do you mean it spins for that long or the flame is lit for that long?

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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  • sdstobbe
    sdstobbe Dec 02, 2012

    Both. It seems to operate normally with both heat and spin and then shuts off.

  • sdstobbe
    sdstobbe Jan 16, 2013

    I took the cover off and watched when I turned it on. I gues it only spins - no flame

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Jan 18, 2013

    Does the igniter glow and not lite?

  • sdstobbe
    sdstobbe Jan 18, 2013

    I did not notice. I will need to look again. I am looking from the front of the dryer so it is hard to see in there. Any suggestions on how to confirm if there is a glow?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Jan 19, 2013

    You may need to slide to unit out and remove the back access panel and run it to see if it glows.

  • sdstobbe
    sdstobbe Feb 01, 2013

    Sorry this took so long..... my wife is getting frustrated with me! There is no "back" per se. It wraps around both sides. So i duct taped a mirror to an ice fishing pole and stuck it back there so I could see. Results: It does glow! thanks again for your help on this.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Feb 02, 2013

    Ok, then the igniter is working so the problem is with the flame sensor. You will need to replace it. Here is the part to order.

  • sdstobbe
    sdstobbe Feb 05, 2013

    I have bad news. I replaced the flame sensor and the problem still exists. However, I noticed something that might be another clue. After installing the sensor, I was sitting thinking about what else it could be and after about a minute or two the dryer started up again and ran for about 5-10 seconds. I waited again and it did the same thing after another minute or two. It also still smells like something burning. I also felt inside the drum and it was not warm in there. Maybe there was not enought time to warm up. I am very grateful for your help. Sorry to keep bugging you. Do you have any other suggestions?



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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer not working properly after cleaning lint trap.

where does the noise sound like its coming from??

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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SOURCE: lint trapped inside dryer housing

1. Begin by opening the door removing the two screws on the left side of the door opening.
2. Then remove the screws that secure the door hinges to the cabinet. Lift off the door (may take some wiggling)
3. Grasp the outer top sides of the front panel and pull toward you.
4. Lower the front panel and lift off.
5. At each top corner remove the screw and latch that hold down the top.
6. You should be able to do the rest from here.

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the flame going out is normal. the heat cycles on and off as called for by the thermostat. If the heat doesn't come back on i would start by changing the gas coils.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I remove the lint trap holder to clean out the lint inside

The font panel must be removed. This may be done by removing the control console (open upper cabinet doors to find screws behind the console). The screws along the top of the lower front panel are easily accessible. Disconnect the two interlock switches, remove the grounding clip attached to the bulkhead & lift the panel off the two lower clips. Inside the panel is a housing that leads to the exhaust blower. It will be packed with lint that may be hardened like papier mache. Just clean out the mess & reverse the process to replace the parts.


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