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Nicky

Maytag dryer shutting off Mgdx500xw1

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Nicky

Dryer shutting down after seconds or minutes.  Shows wet clothes symbol then completely shuts. Starts right back up.  Does it on air dry also.  Door switch seems ok.  Haven’t checked it out yet but wondering if  possible sensor.  Took apart few months ago and installed new pulley, rolllers, belt and cleaned out. ?? Thanks

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16345Ed

Check for exhaust vent restriction...

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Nicky

Thanks.  That will be the first thing I check, but it’s doing it on air dry only also.  I also recently cleaned out whole system.  Could it be centrifugal switch on motor? It does it Whether it’s on timed drying or other cycles. Just peculiar it shows wet clothes readout from sensor system right before shutting off. I think when being tested with dry clothes it does this also. May go there tomorrow and check it out.  

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16345Ed

Never heard of centrifuge switch causing it to shut down. 

Even air fluff, needs airflow. 

Follow troubleshooting procedures from tech sheet or manual. 

Thermistor, moisture sensor, thermostats, etc...

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Nicky

Took things apart blew it out again but I think taking a fine grit sandpaper to the moisture sensor did the trick.  I still don’t know why it should show “wet” flashing when it failed.  Can’t find anything on this being an error code.  

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