Maytag dryer won’t turn off. There are several reasons why the Maytag Dryer drum won’t stop or turn off.
If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time.
If that isn’t what’s causing your trouble, check the blower wheel to ensure it moves freely. If it does and your vents are clear, rotate the blower wheel by hand to make sure they’re not bound.
Maytag dryer won’t turn off
If your Maytag dryer is taking too long to dry the clothes and you can see clumps of lint in the lint trap, first check to see if there is in fact a lot of lint that has accumulated around the vent inside. If there are no obstructions, try turning over your blower wheel because sometimes when it is too full of lint or dirt, it will not spin as freely as it should.
Have trouble with your Maytag dryer? There’s no cause for panic here we have some common problems to look out for and how to fix them.
An issue with Air Flow
If the dryer vent is blocked, it will slow down the airflow in your dryer. This could make it take much longer to dry clothes.
To keep your clothes getting dried as fast as possible and prevent them from piling up on the floor, check that the venting hose outside your house is free of blockages every year.
Gas valve Solenoid coils are defective
Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils, which help open ports that allow the gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a solenoid fails, your dryer may not heat properly or may not stop at all.
To troubleshoot, check the igniter first. Because that controls the flow of gas as well as ignition within your dryer, if it glows but doesn’t turn on properly causing the burner to rev and then stop, making a clicking noise replacing one or more of them should fix any problems.
Inspect the blower wheel is working properly
The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out of the vent. Clogs, such as socks, and other small articles of clothing can get stuck in the lint filter, falling off somewhere between the lint trap and motor.
The blower wheel itself can develop cracks or malfunctions which will inhibit its ability to turn smoothly. If lint is present in a dryer, this could be because of a dysfunctional blower wheel.
To solve this issue you must assess your drying times once more after removing any obstruction. If your clothes are still not drying properly then it might mean that there could be some problems with how long your blower is working before giving up on you. The only solution for this is to replace the blower right away.
The lint filter might be clogged
To extend the life of your dryer, you should clean out the lint filter often. Fabric softener and dryer sheets can leave a residue on the filter which clogs it and reduces airflow.
The heating element isn’t working
The heating element in the dryer gets very hot. So it’s important to know that if you accidentally touch it, you can get seriously burned.
The heating element in newer dryers also has a thermal fuse on it that when damaged by too much heat, will shut off power to the element until it cools down.
If you don’t replace the thermal fuse after it breaks, your dryer won’t heat up at all and you’ll have to replace the heating element.
A properly working heating element will keep the drum at or above 110°F while the clothes are tumbling inside.
Mechanical timers are notorious for slowing down with age. What happens is that the components inside of them wear down, causing the load to be lessened and eventually letting the timer run out of battery power before it should.
When this happens, you may notice that your dryer tends to leave clothes wetter than what is normal.
Furthermore, when you set a timed drying cycle without brakes on the timer wheel, it will not stop rotating even after it has reached the off position on the control panel due to poor battery life.
Check the Moisture Sensor problem
The moisture sensor monitors the clothes’ moisture level and sends a signal to the control board when the clothes are dry.
If the moisture sensor is malfunctioning it could send an inaccurate signal which causes the dryer to keep running even though the clothes are dry.
Inspect all other parts which may be more common failures prior to replacing the moisture sensor. Only replace moisture sensor if other parts are verified as operational.
The thermistor might be defective
The temperature inside the dryer is closely monitored by a thermistor.
The thermistor picks up information and sends it to the main control board, which then sends an electrical current to the heating elements.
This current alternates with periods of heat and cooling. If something is wrong with the thermistor,
it won’t send accurate information to the control board, which in turn won’t be able to efficiently regulate the heat for efficient drying times.
Although this rarely occurs, if you’re experiencing unusually long drying cycles you might have a defective thermostat or thermistor.
It’s also important to note that these components can become faulty from time to time and should be replaced regularly.