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Maytag atlantis gas dryer

It works fine except it won't shut off by the timer. I have already replaced the control device on top of the machine.

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  • beachratgang Jan 06, 2008

    My dryer never stops running, even when the door is opened. I have to turn the knob to an 'off' position to get it to turn off. I have to use an egg time in case I forget about the dryer running! It would run forever if I let it. We replace the timer unit but I think my husband shorted out something b/c I think that was the part that would have fixed it. Don't want to spend the $100 again if that's not the part needed. Also, the light is only on when the dryer is running. It's not on when you open the door, but it used to come on when the door was opened.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    We have the same problem with the Atlantis...The dryer timer is not working and therefore will not shut off unless we turn it off. Seems awefully dangerous! Has Maytag addressed this issue?? Recall of the faulty part?

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Had the same problem. Replaced the timer and it shorted out the dryness sensor. After 6 visits from the repair man, Maytag said they had put the wrong timers in the boxes. At one time I had 14 timers at my house and they were all wrong. Maytag sent another repair man and he couldn't fix it either.

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Timeout...I'm guessing you mean that the timer on off doesn't turn anything off. If this is a mechanical timer unit, the contacts are welded. If electronic, your relay is probably welded. Replace the item. If you do go inside, unplug the unit, and then find the relay or contact set and see if they are actually welded. Most units have a diagram on the back. Follow it through with a multitester.

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