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Dryer stops running

The dryer runs for about 20 seconds then stops...I wait a few minutes and start it again and it does the same thing.

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    I have the same problem on my New Maytag Dryer I've had it about 6 months and it runs for about 3seconds then shuts off....tiem n time again.

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Sounds like a thermal breakdown in the motor.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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