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Maytag dryer isnt as hot as normal

It takes two cycles just to dry a load!Is their some cleaning or maintanance I can do to remedy this problem?

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  • pistlpete Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks!I'll try this in a few minutes.

  • chattypants Jan 17, 2009

    no heat

    cold air blowing through vent

    clothes were actually frozen solid yesterday morning

    it is -40 celcius here

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HI I am not an expert but we had the same problem once. It may be that the tube which air flows through to the vented portion has a blockage, of lint ( a lot of it) enought to clog the airflow which is not allowing the unit to dry your clothes in one load. Check both ends of the coiling and the outside vent. good luck

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