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DRYER SHUTS DOWN AFTER 60 SECONDS


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#1 OFF DUTY

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 12:37 PM

HELP......MY MAYTAG DRYER SEEMS STOP BURNING AFTER A MINUTE OF HEATING,THE DRUM CONTINUES TO SPIN JUST NO HEAT.IF I LET IT SIT IT WILL LIGHT UP AND HEAT BUT ONLY FOR A MINUTE.  MY WIFE SAID SHE SMELLED GAS WHILE THE DRYER WAS OPERATING.

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:21 PM

Disconnect the dryer from the vent and run it again.  Report the results here... NO CHEATING!

#3 OFF DUTY

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:45 AM

removed the vent and started the dryer as you sugested still shuts down after 30 seconds. checked vent all clear. what else can I try?  thanks  

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:02 AM

Drum keeps turning, only the heat stops?  Replace the gas valve coils.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:07 AM

drum keeps turning just the heat stops then if I let it sit and try to restart it works for 30 seconds and heat stops but drum still turns

#6 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:59 AM

Ok, see my previous reply.

#7 OFF DUTY

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:47 PM

REPLACED THE GAS VALVE COILS , EASY JOB, ALMOST TO EASY... THE DRYER STILL SHUTS DOWN AFTER A 30 SECOND BURN,,,,,,,,,,,,HELP!

#8 racecar

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:16 PM

This is exactly the same problem that I have but I went a bit further in trying to solve the problem.  I disconnected the Vent and tried the machine, same problem existed.  Took the front cover apart and cleaned the inside of the dryer canal after the blower blades and to the back where the vent exits.  In addition, I cleaned all the sensors in the dryer and vent area.  I pulled the wires off the sensors and cleaned the leads off as well.  My initial thought was that the dryer was sensing that all the clothes were already dry.  So far, nothing has changed the results and the dryer still shuts the gas off after 30 - 60 seconds.

#9 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:52 PM

With the vent disconnected and the dryer running, do you have good airflow out the exhaust port?

#10 racecar

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

In my case, I moved the machine about 2 feet away from the wall where the flex. tube for the vent attaches.  This allows the air to escape from the unit unrestricted.  Its flow is hard and continuous. 

#11 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:12 PM

Off Duty, Racecar:  Post your dryer wiring diagrams.  If you guys have really made all the checks you said you did, and you did them correctly, then there's something squirrelly going on with your circuitry. 

This ain't rocket science and it ain't mysterious, but you DO have to be meticulous in your checks and tests.  The way it works here is this:  Garbage in, garbage out.  We're not there at the dryer with you so we have to accept what you tell us as absolute gospel fact.  Our help to you is only as good as the information supplied. 

When you say you did all the checks here, and everything checks good yet you still have a heating problem, that usually means you're overlooking something.  In my experience, air flow is the most elusive, and critical, aspect of dryer operation that grasshoppers overlook. 

Think on these things.


#12 racecar

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:40 PM

In my post earlier yesterday there was an error in the symptoms.  After careful study, the gas NEVER turns on.  What I was seeing was the glow plugs (ignitor) illuminating for 30 - 60 seconds and then cycling off.  I did a continuity test of all the sensors and they at least read positive on the gauge.  Now I truly am puzzled....

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:24 PM

Pulled the front face off the unit and cleaned all the sensor faces and tried to ensure that there was nothing (like a cob web) blocking the gas from flowing.  Now, after 30+ seconds or so of running the machine,  the gas does flow to a blue flame.  It does that for about 60 seconds and then stops.  Must be a sensor but I have no idea which one.   There are two ceramic pieces w/ wires on them sitting directly on top of the gas valve.  Could they be overheating?




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