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Maytag dryer keeps running even if I take the door switch…

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Maytag dryer keeps running...

Maytag dryer keeps running even if I take the door switch completely off

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

About 5 yrs old, Model MDE640AYW

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It also has a bad timer, but; I've got a timer ordered

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 2 months ago
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Experience: 30 years Appliance Field 15 yr with Whirlpool Corp. 9 yrs Whirlpool Technical Assistance Line
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My name is Woody.
I`m sorry to hear that your having issues!
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.
Please note it takes time to type and add links so please be patient.

I may also be assisting you along with other customers so there may be a delay in responses to do not panic just wait for my reply thank you.

You have more than just a bad timer , if the dryer still runs after you have disconnected the door switch you have a bad centrifugal switch on the drive motor also ,and the motor will need to be replaced .

would you like a link to the motor parts info?

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