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Maytag Legacy gas dryer shuts down

Our Maytag gas dryer runs (and drys) for 30-45 minutes, then shuts off and won't restart for 30 minutes. We have redirected the vent so there is on 90 degree bend and 3 feet of stove pipe to the outside. We have replaced the motor, timer, and thermostat. Maytag won't even talk to us any more. What is shutting down this dryer?
The model # is MDG308DAWW.

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Re: Maytag Legacy gas dryer shuts down

It turns off, to cool the moter down, try to put something under it to left it up off the floor a couple of inches to help get my air to the moter.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Re: Maytag Legacy gas dryer shuts down

Too complicated the inner machinery is not working nome its bettter to go for a newer one

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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