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Maytag Dryer Won't Stop

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The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer won't stop are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

Other Causes and Conditions

Air Flow Problem

The most common problem when a dryer is slow is when the vent is clogged. If the dryer is slow, check the vent from the back of the dryer to the outside of the house. If that is clogged, clear it completely and test the dryer. If the dryer is slow after the vent is cleaned, clean the internal ductwork of the dryer. This will require some disassembly.

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Blower Wheel - Part # 1245880 Mfg Part # Y303836

Blower Wheel

RepairClinic Item # 1245880

The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out the vent. If the dryer won't stop, the blower wheel may be plugged up or not be spinning properly, which reduces the air flow. Check to see if the blower wheel is securely fastened to the drive motor shaft.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 3479 Mfg Part # 279834

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 3479

If the dryer won't stop, the gas valve solenoid coils might be defective. Over time these coils will fail, causing the burner to run intermittently. If the dryer is not heating properly it may not stop. Replace the coils as a set.

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Lint Filter - Part # 1067810 Mfg Part # 33002970

Lint Filter

RepairClinic Item # 1067810

Dryer sheets and fabric softener can leave a residue on the lint filter, reducing the air flow. If the dryer won't stop, check to be sure air can flow freely, clean the filter as needed.

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High Limit Thermostat - Part # 481329 Mfg Part # 303395

High Limit Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 481329

If the dryer won't stop, check the high limit thermostat. If defective, the high limit thermostat can turn off the heat prematurely, lengthening the time it takes to dry a full load. This is not common.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 484291 Mfg Part # 307250

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 484291

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer won't stop, it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat turning off the heat too early. This is not common.

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