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Maytag electric dryer shuts off mid- cycle. I've checked the lint screen and dryer vent to the outside. They're fine. The heat works. Just shuts off after 10 minutes or so.

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  • kidtherapy Jul 06, 2011

    Thank you for the advice. My husband can test it when he gets home from work.

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You have a weak or failing thermostat ,, you can check them by doing this Set your multimeter to the R X 1 setting. Take each of your meter's probes and touch one to each terminal. You are testing for continuity, and you should receive a reading of either zero or infinity. At room temperature, testing the thermostat should produce a reading of zero. But if a thermostat is tested when it is heated to its limit, a reading of infinity should be produced. be sure machine is unplugged before doing any electrical tests

Posted on Jul 06, 2011

  • kidtherapy Jul 06, 2011

    Thank you. I'll pass the info onto my husband so he can test it.

  • Canwoodjc
    Canwoodjc Jul 07, 2011

    lemme know what he finds or if he needs any more assistance,, Please take a moment to rate my reply ,, thank you

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If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
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