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Maytag MDG7400AWW dryer: timer/no heat problem

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problem = timer doesn't move from the position it started at and the dryer turns but i get no heat...vents clear and when i opened the dryer few days ago to check it out i ran a cycle to see what happened and it just happened to be 1 of the 20 times that the dryer actually works so that seems to suggest that its something like..timer/sensor/switch?? I would greatly appreciate ANY help on this..thank you much, jay.

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timer doesn't move from the position it started.

is that in the Auto Dry Cycle ?

try it in the Timed Dry Cycle.

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Yes it does work in timed dry I just tried it!! Thank you soooo much my friend....so what does that mean about what's causing it?

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Yes it does work in timed dry

does it now heat ?

In the Auto-Dry Cycle, the Timer Motor is controlled by the Dryness Control Board

(two different types used on your model)

6-pin Board with separate Chime

14-pin Board with built-in Chime

But it doesn't control the Heater

you may have another problem

The Dryness Sensor could be "clogged" with fabric softner

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Yes the heat works when using timed dry cycle.....what does this mean? Also I want to thank you for you help thus far my friend.

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Yes the heat works when using timed dry cycle.....what does this mean?

In the Auto-Dry Cycle, the Timer Motor is controlled by the Dryness Control Board

(two different types used on your model)

6-pin Board with separate Chime

14-pin Board with built-in Chime

The Dryness Sensor could be "clogged" with fabric softener

00947489.jpg

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Ok i just tried an inteli dry cycle and the heat worked...then i tried it again and the heat didnt work and the dampness indicator goes from damp to wet and the clothes in the dryer are BARELY even damp....hmmm?

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And I also unscrewed the sensor bar and cleaned it as much as i could....when I took it off i noticed it has a total of 4 terminals(2 on each end) the only wires that are connected to it are 2 on one end of the sensor..the two terminals on the other side are not connected to anything and they are bent almost flat against the sensor...is this normal?

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...is this normal?

OK

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So any ideas what the prob is? Sensor bar replacement?

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Ok i just checked the load of clothes in the dryer on the timed dry cycle and there is NO heat sooo now idk what to do lol :-(

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. . on the timed dry cycle and there is NO heat

but is the Timer Motor running OK ?

NO heat, or heats for a few minutes, but not much after ... ?

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timer move but no heat....at all

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In the Auto-Dry Cycle, the Timer won't move until the Sensor senses the clothes are nearly dry.

If there's no heat, the Timer won't move (on the Auto-Dry Cycle)

Does the Ignitor glow at all ?

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ok i took front panel off and ran a timed dry cycle and the igniter works and it blew flames for about 45 secs then it stopped....hmmm?

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And again I appreciate your help so much!

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ok i took front panel off and ran a timed dry cycle and the igniter works and it blew flames for about 45 secs then it stopped....hmmm?

that may be normal,

Cabinet must be assembled for correct air-flow,

or the Thermostats may trip.

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Well I am out of ideas lol.....i will try it now to see if the heat remains on with cabinet in place...thank you

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Ok door reattached i start a timed dry cycle and i can see the ignitor glowing under the dryer and when it clicks to begin the gas flow nothing happens and the glow goes away and no heat.......any ideas?

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