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Maytag md55 dryer shuts off prematurely before the drying cycle ends. it restarts ok but may repeat this error again. any repair suggestions?

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Check the vent

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Is this happening on automatic dry cycle or timed drying?
It sounds like your moisture sensor is "confused" and shutting down heat prematurely.This part can be replaced.

Also double check your exhaust vent for blockages or standing water or sagging or open pipe

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During the auto-drying cycle, the moisture sensor could be the problem.

If it also shuts off prematurely during the timed cycle, the operating thermostat could be turning the heaters off before the machine reaches operating temperature. Another possibility is that the operating thermostat does not turn off the heaters at all. When the machine heats up, it gets too hot and the high limit thermostat turns the dryer off.

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