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Maytag dryer Not the blower wheel....no clog spins fine..now what, any other suggestions. Is there anything with the gas assembly that would let it flow the wrong way?

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The blower wheel draws air into the machine past the burner, up through a channel in the back, into the basket, out through the lint screen to the blower wheel and then out the back of the machine. If it is clogged somewhere, the flame will stay in the burner chamber until it activates a high temperature thermostat.
By the way, when you have the machine taken apart, this will disrupt the normal air flow. You must have the basket and front ring in and the door in place if you want to test it with the front panel removed.

Unless the motor is turning backwards, it will draw the flame toward the back. And I've never seen a motor turn the wrong way. They're made to turn one direction only - even if you hook them up 'backwards.' Was the motor changed recently? Could you have the wrong part in there?

Now I'm curious. Be sure to comment back on what you find, will you?

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