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Maytag mdg8400aww will not advance during intellisense dry and the display doesn't represent laundry conditions {wet/damp/dry}.

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  • DBKiss Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same issue. I have replaced the timer and cleaned the sensor with alcohol. I am not really sure where to go next. The unit does heat and the drum spins, the interior light and door switch work. I really think it is either a bad sensor or a bad electronic dry control board. The problem started because the timer would not advance and it still won't after a new timer. Any thought would be greatly appreciated. I do have a volt ohms tester but I am not very good with it. Thanks in advance.

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Try cleaning the sensor bar in the drier drum cavity with alchol and let me know what happens we will go from there some drier sheets can coat the bar and it wont sense should be two silver strips on the front or back inside the drier

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