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Maytag dryer it gets warm but the lint gets on the door and the clothes don't fluff it is like there isn't any air flow my husband cleaned the vent inside and out could there still be a block the clothes seem to take longer to dry is the heat element not working properly help

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Hi. thanks for the question. the problem is with the blower. its worn . to replace . tip dryer up on the wall, block underneath .remove 2 screws at the bottom of front. 2 star screws . remove front. 4 5/16 screws 2 on each side of front bearing .remove. power off. remove housing at blower .remove blower . reinstall parts thanks the appliance doc

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    hi is this a maytag . if it is replace the blower

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I would start with air flow, but not only the vent. I would examine the slot where the lint trap goes for build up at the bottom. The hose connecting to the wall should also be checked if it isnt all aluminum for bubbles inside from heat. Has your husband checked the outside vent cap for a screen causing a blockage? Get back to me if can with a model number too.

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It sounds like there is no air flow check outside of home where vent exits house there should be strong air flow it either a blocked venting or a bad blower fan in the dryer most likely blocked venting start outside then work your back to the dryer if no air flow outside remove venting from the dryer ifgood air flow here the vent is blocked if not blower fan most likely broken these blower fans drive hub round out on the motor shaft of the motor but it would be very loud this should fix it for you thanks kevin

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Takes about 4 hours to dry any load. Have tried different settings. Husband cleaned lint traps, hoses, etc. Gas turns on and shuts off about every couple of minutes. Any ideasa?


Most likely problem is the exhaust is plugged. Lint build up and eventually restricted the humid exhaust air.

To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

  1. Remove hose from wall connection. Confirm vent hose not plugged by running dryer. Very dusty process. If no air step 2.
  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

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AF= Air Flow: there is a restriction; check to make sure that the lint screen is clean,and that the door seal is in place and the vent isn't obstructed, just disconnect the vent and run the dryer, if it clears its the vent tube if not feel the back of the dryer with it running should feel hot/warm air continuous, if not feeling a lot of air, the you will need to take the dryer apart and clean all the lint off. if all checks out good then the control board. Hope this helps Tim

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The most common problem for a dryer to take more than one cycle to dry is restricted air flow.

1.when the dryer is running go outside and find where the venting is located, there should be a good amount of air flow.
2. if the air flow is not good look at the ducting coming from the back of the dryer and make sure it is not kinked or pushed back to far.
there is usually lint build up some where along the ducting or at the end of the duct where it vents to the outside.
3. if you have access to a leaf blower,this can be used to help clear any lint build up inside the duct from the dryer to the outside venting.
move your dryer out and take the leaf blower tube and stick it in the hole and turn it on.
the vented louvers need to be removed from the ouside of the house to allow the lint and things in the duct work to be blown out.

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In a unrestricted rigid metal vent no water will accumulate. A dryer is exhausting hot and humid air to the outdoors. If the vent becomes restricted with a lint buildup, that lint can become wet. The more restricted the airflow is, the less airflow is available to remove the moisture. if there are low spots, or a flexible vent is used, pockets of moisture can accumulate......especially on a longer vent run.

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Did you clean the entire length of the vent ducting? Or, did you only clean the lint trap on the dryer and the exhaust vent outside? If you didn't clean the ducting as well, you may still have a clog somewhere causing your dryer to be "starved" for air. A dryer needs proper air flow to dry properly. One way to check is to turn the dryer on and go outside to the exhaust vent opening. Feel to see if you have sufficient air flow. If the air flow is weak, you have a clog. If not, you may have a high limit thermostat cutting off prematurely, not allowing the heating element to heat long enough. Check your ducting first and let me know if this helps.

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