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Older Maytag Dryer: Never had a problem over many years of use. I had selected the air-dry cycle to tumble dry two sweaters. The dryer was working normally when suddenly the dryer bell rang and the Dryer shut down. I reset the door switch and pushed the starter button again and it an alarm buzzer sounded and failed to turn the dryer on. A few minutes later the dryer bell rang as if the load had been completed. I tried different cycle settings to no avail. Just the buzzer and light comes on. No drum action. What could be causing this problem? Tom D.

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