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Gas Dryer turns off Heat after 10 min running

I cleaned up all lint from exhaust pipe and front the front trap duct up to the blower.
Problem continues after that.
Looks like a Thermostats problem, were are they located?

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  • lopezerb Mar 16, 2009

    Hi Thanks for replaying back.

    This GE Gas dryer is 3 year old.

    I cleaned all In and Out ducts, blower & drum, everything looks like new. There is no clogged lint.

    Tried to run the blower with out the drum, works OK, Belt and tensioner looks OK, back bearing is fine.

    After reassembling everything, I re-started the dyer.

    1st Stop after 14 min - I started it back immediately

    2nd Stop 6 min after 2nd start. I started it back and run up to the end of the timer.

    May I bypass one of the 3 thermostats to see what happen? Any clue will be appreciated.

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The best way is to take off front and the top, remove the belt from the pully and motor,make sure door is closed and drum removed. Start the dryer and allow to run looking and listening it could just be glogged in the blower section,. If it still stops it's the motor,if not its iethieg glogged our the pullies belt and tensioner need replacing if its a whirlpool, it could also be a back bering....

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    mark milligan Mar 12, 2009

    the best way is to take off front and the top, remove the belt from the pully and motor,make sure door is closed and drum removed. Start the dryer and allow to run looking and listening it could just be glogged in the blower section,. If it still stops it's the motor,if not its iethieg glogged our the pullies belt and tensioner need replacing if its a whirlpool, it could also be a back bering....

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Takes about 4 hours to dry any load. Have tried different settings. Husband cleaned lint traps, hoses, etc. Gas turns on and shuts off about every couple of minutes. Any ideasa?


Most likely problem is the exhaust is plugged. Lint build up and eventually restricted the humid exhaust air.

To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

  1. Remove hose from wall connection. Confirm vent hose not plugged by running dryer. Very dusty process. If no air step 2.
  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

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Jan 08, 2016 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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When to Buy a New Dryer or Fix Old One?


If your old clothes dryer is not working well, how do you tell if it's time to replace it?Here are some things to check before you set it on the curb with a"FREE" sign.
If it still turns on, runs a proper cycle, doesn't make a lot of squeaks and groans, and your clothes are at least attempting to dry, then check the following before you decide to replace.

1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If airflow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trapwill allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust duct work for lint buildup. If the 4" duct work that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.

  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gas unit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" duct work clamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the duct work at the dryer and separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the duct work as well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access under the floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areas that lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time to separate the duct work where needed to give it a thorough clean out.
  • Long straight sections of duct work can be easily cleaned by using a Webster-style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
  • Reconnect and turn the dryer on air fluff to blow the rest out.
3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
  • Turn power off again
  • Remove the front cover of your dryer
  • Remove the front drum support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any igniter or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. While you've got it open replace the drive belt and check the pulleys.

If this improves your dryer, hang onto it for a while longer! Most times dryers just need a good cleaning and the exhaust duct cleaned. If you're not satisfied with the results, take it to the curb and recycle it to another family.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Dryers

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New Clothes Dryer vs. Fix the OLD One


If your old clothes dryer isn't working well, how do you tell if it's time to replace it? Here are some things to check before you set it on the curb with a FREE sign.
If it still turns on, runs a proper cycle, doesn't make alot of squeaks and groans, and your clothes are at least attempting to dry, then check the following before you decide to replace.

1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If air flow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trap will allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust ductwork for lint buildup. If the 4" ductwork that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.
  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gasunit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" ductworkclamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the ductwork at the dryerand separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the ductworkas well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access underthe floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areasthat lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow (turn)chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time toseparate the ductwork where needed to give it a thorough cleanout.
  • Long straight sections of ductwork can be easily cleaned by purchasing a "webster" style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
  • Reconnect and turn the dryer on air fluff to blow the rest out.
3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
  • Turn power off again
  • Remove the front cover of your dryer
  • Remove the front drum

  • support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any ignitor or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. While you've got it open replace the drive belt and check the pulleys.

If this improves your dryer, hang onto it for a while longer! Most times dryers just need a good cleaning and the exhaust duct cleaned. If you're not satisfied with the results, take it to the curb and recycle it to another family.


on Dec 07, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool cabrio 7.0 cu. ft. Capacity electric dryer will start, turn, and heat. It just won't dry the clothes because no exhaust out of line. The lint trap and the hose has been cleaned.


you have to clean out the dryer too,that's a gas dryer it should be taken apart and cleaned out at least once a year so you don't have a fire.you have to unplug the dryer,pull it apart and clean out the cabinet where the motor is and the gas tube,then clean out the blower wheel and the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the vent line is long stick a leaf blower into the line and blow it out.if you live in ma. and need someone to check it out peter de's appliance is a good service to call 781-438-9442

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Maytag performa elecric dryer blows thermal fuse after 20 loads


you need to clean out the dryer and the vent line,the air isn't moving like it should,there is a block some where and when it heats up hotter than it should it pops the thermal fuse,if you have a long run on the vent line blow it out with a leaf blower,go outside and make sure nothing is blocking the air flow,some outside vents have cages on them so animals can't climb into the vent line,good idea but now it's a lint catch,the air can't blow out and the thermal fuse pops or the dryer takes forever to dry clothes,then clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you shouldn't have any problems after that,clean it out at least once a year so this doesn't happen again and you won't have any dryer fires,hope this helps,good luck

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Dryer Taking too Long to Dry Your Clothes?


A very common issue we deal with on FixYa is clothes dryers that are taking too long to dry clothes. Here's a few tips on keeping your drying time to the minimum.
1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If air flow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trap will allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust ductwork for lint buildup. If the 4" ductwork that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.
  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gas unit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" ductwork clamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the ductwork at the dryer and separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the ductwork as well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access under the floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areas that lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow (turn) chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time to separate the ductwork where needed to give it a thorough cleanout.
  • Long straight sections of ductwork can be easily cleaned by purchasing a "webster" style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
  • Reconnect and turn the dryer on air fluff to blow the rest out.
3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
  • Turn power off again
  • Remove the front cover of your dryer
  • Remove the front drum support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any ignitor or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. Make sure your washing machine is spinning the water out of your loads correctly. This one is pretty obvious, but it bears mentioning.
If your clothes feel wetter than normal, it's definitely going to take longer to dry. Be sure to wash "like" items. A medium/large load of towels is better than a towel and 5 cotton shirts ( that towel will throw the load off balance and your machine won't spin as fast to get the water out).
5. Medium-sized loads dry faster than mega-large-cram-it-in loads.
The idea of getting all you can into a dryer (or washer) to save time and money will end up costing you both time and money. I've seen this played out many times in my laundromats: You will find that a medium, loosely packed load will dry faster and with less wrinkles and less ironing needed.


Using these guidelines will help keep your drying times to a minimum and also allow your machine to work for many years to come.

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Hello I have a Kenmore gas dryer model# 1107282210 and the dyer seems to give off a little heat but then I it will stop giving of heat and the clothes will take very long time to dry. Now I cleaned the...


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task. The blower housing should be disassembled, and cleaned in this case.

2. Thermostat(Secondary Cause)- Highly unlikely in your case, but possible
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

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Our Kenmore 80 series gas dryer won't dry clothes. The barrel turns, and the heating element appears to be working, but when the buzzer sounds on the auto dry, the clothes are still very wet. Have...


Have you checked the entire run of the exhaust vent ducting? Cleaning the lint trap is not nearly enough to keep a dryer running efficiently.

A simple test you can try is to remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load as you normally would. With the hose removed and the dryer running, the air leaving the exhaust of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees). If the air flow is weak or non-existent, you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. You will have to inspect the air blower fan housing and ducting inside the dryer to ensure the blower fan is not obstructed in any way. If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry like they should, you have a clog somewhere in the DUCTING from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. You will need to inspect the exhaust ventilation for any clogs or kinks.

If you can see the heating element glowing, you probably don't have a problem with the heating circuitry. If you haven't checked the dryer ventilation recently, now might be a good time to do so. Leaving a dryer in a clogged, or poorly ventilated condition can cause the dryer heating circuits to over heat to the point of failure. In addition, this can also create a fire hazard.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Maytag Gas Dryer has power but not heat to dry


Hello gudmaps,
I'll attempt to assist you with a few things you can try.. to begin with ... if your dryer uses gas to generate heat and is not electric, the byproduct of the gas flame is not one that you would want to vent into a room. If your appliance shop suggested you unhook the exhaust pipe as a means to test the vent system for a minute or two ( to measure the exhaust out of the dryer for temp and flow) then that';s ok for a short period of time.. Think of it as running your car in a garage.. the fumes are unhealthy for you so limit that activity if you can... I can suggest you do the following:
Check to make sure that the entire vent system exiting the dryer is not restricting air flow.. ( that means that when you run it.. you can feel the exhaust is fairly robust at the exit point outside.. if it feels weak , then in all probability your vent system is restrictive and will need a thorough cleaning ( despite lint trap filters,.. some lint does work its way by that filter and end up in the vent duct.. eventually limiting flow to a point that the dryer no longer drys in a reasonable timeframe.
If the vent duct system is not the problem, then you may have a problem with the blower inside your dryer.. Sometimes items get byu the filter and impede the blower from moving air.. If you are handy and can gain access to that ( with the dryer unplugged) .. than that may be the problem..
Lastly, if your blower is moving air and your exhaust isn't restricting that air movement .. you will need to verify that your gas burner is igniting .. You should be able to hear the gas jet ignite and remain lit during the start up sequence.. If that isn't happening then you may have problem with your gas valve itself, the temp sensors and sometime the non-resettable fuse opens and disables the gas flow altogether.. Depending on your technical abilities.. will dictate how far into repairing the dryer you want to go.. Just remember that all troubleshooting inside the dryer should be done with the power removed or disabled.. Hope this helps you..

Regards,
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Dryer takes too long to dry


This complaint is most often caused by the dryer's vent being blocked with lint. Dryers need to be properly vented, otherwise the moisture in the air can't be properly carried away. Vents that go out the roof are particularly problematic-- the dryer may take far too long to dry clothes and the vent pipe may even drip water that can't be exhausted. Minimum size for a dryer's roof vent is 4 inches. If your dryer has chronically poor drying, if possible, have the vent moved to where it exits a house wall near the dryer. The vent should be made of 4-inch aluminum rigid duct and elbows or, where absolutely necessary, flexible metal (but not flexible thin foil). Do not use flexible plastic duct-- it restricts air flow and is combustible. The dryer should vent outside--never into a crawl space, wall, ceiling chimney, or other type of flue. The bottom of the exhaust hood should be located at least 12 inches above the ground. Here is what to do: 1) Check the lint trap and clean it. 2) Be sure the dryer isn't pushed so close to the wall that it pinches off the airflow through the vent's air duct hose. 3) Check the point where the air duct vents away from the house. Be sure plants, birds, or anything else hasn't blocked it. If the duct vents out the roof, it could easily be blocked with lint. 4) Disconnect the air duct hose from the back of the gas dryer and clean out built-up lint. Note: For safety, first turn off the gas to the dryer, then unplug the dryer; this means you will have to re-light the pilot light later if the dryer has one (read your owner?s manual for proper re-lighting techniques). 5) If necessary, clean out the ductwork from the dryer to the exterior wall where it vents; this may involve disconnecting sections. One trick that sometimes makes this job easier (but only if the dryer duct is fastened firmly at all connection points) is to blow lint and debris through the duct and out the exterior wall vent, using an electric leaf blower.

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