Question about Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer
Timed drying works normal
If your gas dryer advances to off in timed cycle but not in auto cycle the causes could be that the cycling thermostat has shorted in the closed position, not opening to open to turn the heating circuit off. The timer advances when the heating circuit cuts off and if it's stuck on it will not shut off the dryer. You also could have a timer that is faulty.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Its the switch problem its got tripped internally so its not getting shut off.if the switch would have tripped to the opposite side that the dryer would have nit turned ON. so the switch needs to be opened the tripper needs to be replaced.easy job but very technical. thanks
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the automatic feature could be the problem. the damp sensor could be faulty. the timer would run even though the clothes are still damped. it is supposed to stop while the clothes are still wet.
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Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Runs but dont heat:
The heating element have got old and brittle over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight . Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2 wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the electric bill, then the timer could be bad.
Runs but takes a long time to dry the clothes:
Sometimes blower wheels will get loose in dryers. Sometimes they will get a whole lump of lint in them or you can hear a rattling noise in the dryer, this is the blower wheel, its worn out and it can cause the fuse to blow too,or it can half *** work and take fifty forever's to dry the clothes.Or it could be just that the dryer needs a good blowing out .I use a lawn blower to get all the lint out of the dryer as well as the vent pipe and vent to outside. I take the filter HOUSING out and wash it also. That is, I remove the housing and clean is good! Making sure that the dryer is properly flowing air is a good thing!
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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