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Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:06:28 AM »

This might be a pretty easy fix, but I figure it's better to ask you pros on here.  Dryer is pretty old (came with house purchase last year), but has been functioning very well for the past year. 

Last week, my wife bought a flannel sheet set that we washed, and then set to sensor dry.  I fell asleep while waiting for the sheets to dry.  I was totally surprised to wake up the next morning and find the dryer still running.  I found pretty much 1/4 of the sheet set fibers in the lint catch... It wasn't messy at all, came out pretty much as a potholder, in one piece.  Now, the sensor dry doesn't work anymore - the machine will keep running until it's shut off manually.  I also noticed the temperature inside the drum gets very hot.   I tried to look for the electrodes near the lint filter, but couldn't find them. 

Anyone have an idea how to fix this?  I was thinking the electrodes, but maybe there's some thermostat problem?  Thanks in advance!

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 10:13:36 AM »
This isn't a moisture sensing dryer. It uses the cycling of the thermostat to advance the timer. So the first thing to do is a try it on the timed dry cycle. If the timer doesn't advance, the timer is bad.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 10:19:15 AM »
You won't have any electrodes on this model.Does dryer shut off on time cycle? Make sure duct work is clean and also blower is blowing air out with duct work removed.May want run a cycle without duct work on.Also i would be looking at this cycling thermostat that is rated at 150 degree F if that is doing what it is supposed to do. http://www.repairclinic.com/vwo10/PartDetail/Cycling-Thermostat/307250/484291?ss=-x333037323530&mr=0
Parts # for your model. https://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/MLPDF/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20LDG7314AAE.pdf
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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 11:16:03 AM »
Thanks. Will check out the duct work when I get home.  YES the dryer does work perfectly and shuts off fine in the time dry function. Out of curiosity, how old is this machine??
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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 01:15:46 PM »
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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 02:21:57 PM »
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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 03:19:21 PM »
August of 1994

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 09:38:45 PM »
Just about broken in. :)

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 09:23:47 AM »
 :popcorn: What did you find?

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 09:44:58 AM »
I found a cranky 5 month old crying every 5 minutes and a 2.5 year old who decided to throw her food all over the dining room.  Suffice to say I didn't get a chance to look into it yesterday!  I'm thinking the flannel sheet lint has something to do with it, maybe really clogging up the duct work.  What's the coincidence the cycling thermostat decides to poop out the same time as drying that high-lint flannel sheet set??  However, if it were the lint clogging the ducting, wouldn't this affect the time dry function too?  Time dry works just fine...

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2016, 10:07:03 AM »
Sounds like you got your hands full over there.When you get a chance i would start with the vent as all vents need to be clean out at some point and then see what happens.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2016, 10:31:44 AM »
In a gas dryer the flame is pulled horizontally through the burner tube. If the airflow is reduced the flame licks upward. There is a thermostat that cuts off the burner when this happens. However this thermostat will not advance the timer.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 05:34:45 PM »
What did you find wrong with this dryer?

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2016, 08:22:07 AM »
I am not sure what I did - but after vacuuming as much lint as I could, and using the time dry function, the sensor dry started working again. 

On another note, the belt (i suspect) broke yesterday.  How do I remove the top/front panel?  Do I disengage the 2 brass looking clips between the top and front panel?  Tried to jam them with a long screwdriver, but it didn't work.  Also didn't notice any screws on the bottom front of the panel. Any help is appreciated. THanks guys.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2016, 08:45:57 AM »
Look at the indentation across the bottom of the panel,1 inch in on each side at a 45 degree angle will be 2 phillips screws. Remove those and grasping the panel mid way the bottom will swing out and unhook from those clips you saw. From there you can see if the belt is broken.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2016, 08:47:09 AM »

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2016, 08:51:04 AM »
Thanks, will try it tonight after work.  I didn't notice any screws last night when I was trying to pry the top, maybe I was too tired to notice them.  Screws also aren't shown in the parts diagram.  But will take a second look when I get home. THanks again. 

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 11:47:31 AM »
15 min fix. nice and easy.  thanks guys!  Those screws were really in a weird spot, didn't see them until i kneeled onto the floor.  Thanks again.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 01:19:53 PM »
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