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I HAVE A MAYTAG MODEL MEDC400VW0 DRYER. THE HEATING ELEMENT STAYS ON WHEN I OPEN THE DOOR. mOTOR STOPS BUT HEATING ELEMENT STAYS ON UNTIL TIMER IS TURNED TO OFF

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer Model 11063102101

Probably the timer is defective and needs replacing.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Heating element stays on after door is opened

possibly something grounding the element to the housing. what brand of dryer do you have? GE/Hotpoint dryers are good at allowing things like underwires from a bra to get into the element area and ground out the element. or possibly the element has broken and the broken end has fallen against the housing. hope this helps

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer heating element does not turn off when tumbling stop

your timer is bad,the cost of a timer is close to a new dryer.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Heating element stays on when dryer is off.

I would advise to inspect the high limit thermostat. this device may be defective. this will cause the element to continue to operate when the unit is off as well. If the thermostat is operating correctly, replace the timer.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my maytag dryer heating element gets hot but motor will not run

Sounds like you have something shorted out.

The element issue could be a contact fused shut.
With both problems I would be looking for wires melted together, or a relay/sequencer welded shut melted etc.

You do have a potential fire hazzard here. If after removing the panel you cannot locate the problem, do not run the unit.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

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