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Maytag Dryer I have a Maytag gas dryer (about 2-1/2 to 3 yrs old) that the timer doesn't work. It will dry laundry turns on and off but it will not shut off automatically, seems as if the timer is bad. I bought and replaced the timer selector switch but still will not work.

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Hi thanks for the question i would check the venting on this dryer make sure its clean if you can vacuum the entire dryer this will solve your problem thanks the appliance doc

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