I have a new maytag gas dryer in a brand new house. The dryer worked fine for 2 weeks - now it has very long dry times. Had a repair guy out 2x and it isn't the dryer. When the silver vent line is connected, the gas doesn't stay on long and temp is only in the 130s. When the vent line is disconnected, the temp goes up to 168 and gas stays on. Plumber looked today and the vent line (through the wall) is clear - no clogs anywhere. Please help - this is so frustrating!
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Re: New Maytag gas dryer with long dry times
Double check that vent by finding where it exits your house. It should be blowing pretty hard, like a blow dryer. Guarantee you its a vent issue. Also check that when u push the dryer back against the wall your not crushing the vent. If you have a vent issue. Try sticking a leaf blower in the end that the dryer connects to. Quick fix unless you have a really long vent system. Hope that helps. Dave, www.washermd.com
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First of all, please make sure the vent is clear all the way through. Next the vent must be straight as possible. Next it can not be to long. People think that because they feel the air outside the vent is clear, not always true. The vent can be partially clogged. So make sure. Next, if the vent hose has sags or bows and even tight turns. It can accumulate the moisture in it from the drying proceed. If water has collected in the vent hose the clothes will not dry properly. If the vent is to long it can not dry properly either, the blower on the dryer can only move air so far. So the shorter the better. If all of these requirements are meet. Then, I would have to start checking the thermostats. I hope I have helped you. Please respond if you need further assistance.
even though the you might have a new dryer the vent line could be blocked with lint,or there are other parts that could go on a gas dryer,bad thermal fuse,gas coils,ignitor,sensor one of the thermostats,the only way to tell is to get in there with a meter,unplug the dryer remove at least one of the wires on the part you're checking and check the parts for continuity.that's a neptune those are the machines that put maytag out of bussiness a few years ago,i don't think it's new.you can go here and look up the parts i told you to check,if you need anymore help let me know.
My dryers timer wouldn't work correctly and the clothes were taking forever to dry. I decided to check the vent. My advice....Always check your dryer vent before spending any money on unnecessary parts or service calls. This Nest was pulled out of my vent with my shop vac sucking out and my house vac blowing out from inside. It finally broke free and now my dryer works like new.
People, the first words the poster said were that the dryer was "brand new". All of your suggestions assume the dryer had extensive use. This sounds like a factory defect issue!!!! My brand new Maytag Cabrio gas dryer is also making an obnoxious buzzing sound that seems to cycle on and off as the gas ignites. The buzzing sounds electronic not mechanical. What would buzz when the burner is active?
the vent that takes the air from the dryer out of the house is clogged. not the part right behind the dryer but from where it goes into the wall to where it leaves the house needs to be cleaned. when the air cant leave the dryer at normal speed it takes for ever to dry a load of clothes