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Old 07-28-2009, 02:32 PM
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Model Number: MDG7400AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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for the last 4-5 months My dryer doesn't seem to be stopping on time. One time it when on for about 2 hours before it shut off. it seems like the moisture sensor is not working correctly and keeps running even though the clothes are dry. Even when I use non - intellidry settings which is just a timer it wouldn't stop even when the time run outs. Now I have to keep an eye on the dryer otherwise it would go on drying for hours and it already raise my gas bill by a big amount. Anyone have any idea what might be causing this? is it the sensor? if so can how do I find out how to replace it? Any help would be much appreciated


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Old 07-31-2009, 10:35 AM
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Well, most of the posts here are that the dryer won't start, so at least you have that.

Given that this happens in the timed dry cycle, that would suggest the timer is the problem rather than any moisture sensing system. Replacing it should (but not certainly) fix your problem.

Good luck, let us know what you do and how it turns out.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:06 PM
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Hi i'm looking for a replacement for the timer. but I don't understand the difference between timer and timer(clutch). Are they the same or are they different type of timers. Or are they parts of the whole timer?
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It looks there are two different timers that are made for your model, depending upon when your model was made. This is not unusual for this brand.

I would call APP or whatever other parts supplier you want to use (I think APP will be the least expensive, andno, we do not work for them) on Monday and if you give them your model and serial number they should get you the right one.

Good luck with this.
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