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Maytag atlantis electric dryer

My Atlantis dryer runs continuously if I select any of the Auto-dry functions. The heating elements are fine and it operates normally in the timed dry mode.

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Re: Maytag atlantis electric dryer

Sounds like the moisture sensor has gone away. Not sure where it is located on this model, though.

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First thin I would try is to check your thermal fuse for continuity with a ohm meter with the wires removed from the fuse and the dryer unplugged. Its located on the tunnel that in cases the heating element.
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no,it sounds like the heating element is touching metal and as long as the timer is sending power until it goes to off it will keep heating.change out the element

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make sure you have the required 240 volts to the unit,then check the high-limit and cycling thermostat(s) on the element case and make sure you have good air flow through out the unit,if its plugged with lint air won't flow and it won't dry right

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Check the following to address this issue.

1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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Have someone check to be sure you have 240 volts to the plug. The dryer will run on 120 volts but must have 240 volts to the heating unit. If you 240 volts you probably need a heating element or control.

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The part was about $30 at my local parts store. I bought an extra one just in case so I have it on hand. I installed it with common tools.

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