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Maytag Model No: PYE2300AYW. I always use the Auto Dry settings, and recently the machine will not shut off. I noticed that some people said that theirs would shut off in the timed setting, but there was no heat. Please help. Thanks

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Hi, the dryer will not shut off because there is no heat
Get me a model# and I can look it up and assist you further
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Posted on May 23, 2009

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