I also had a problem with my Maytag no running and replaced the Thermal Fuse. The dryer light came on and it is now running...the problem is now it smells like hot plastic, is getting hotter inside and the heating element is moving back and forth in it's housing and is causing a squeaking noise that I never heard before. Was something inadvertantly loosened when we replaced the thermal fuse?
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Lots of videos here about that problem. maytag dryer thermal fuse replacement YouTube
Which thermal fuse. The one on the heater or the one on the lint filter housing? If it was the one on the heater did you replace the thermostat too.
Is the dryer vent blocked, has too many elbows, or too long or otherwise restricted, or is the dryer overloaded.
Here is a link to maytag dryer repairs http://apcoappliancerepair.wordpress.com/?s=maytag+dryer . The most common problem is the thermal fuse. My question is. Does the heating element start to light. If not...... and you have changed the ignitor and thermal fuse. Then check the flame sensor to see if there is continuity threw it. Power to the gas coils and ignitor runs threw the flame sensor. CLICK HERE to see a flame sensor on a GE dryer. They are the same on most units but Maytag will be on the opposite side of burner chamber.
your Maytag dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown
thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool
dryers,thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt
the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the
dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere
around 180 degrees F.
Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a
Maytag dryer is easier than it sounds.
Instructions And Things You'll Needed.
Screwdriver,Towel,Electrical tape,Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary.
Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can
cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt
power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of
your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen
thoroughly before replacing it.
2 Look behindthe dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for
kinks or obstructions.Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your
dryer and clean out any lintthat has built up.
3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for
obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the
outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.
4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.
5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back
panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should
easily come free.
6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its
thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white
plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.
7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a
quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo
wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it
backin. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press
"Start."If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it
means the thermalfuse needs to be replaced.
8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the
power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou
used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from
thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the
dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by
replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal
It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it.
Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.
A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or just its motor.
There's no heatIf your dryer doesn't heat, check these:Power from the houseHeating elementThermal fuseWiringPower from the houseCheck to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.Heating elementOften a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.Thermal fuseOn many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)WiringA common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
thermal fused are one time fuses / maytag want's you to correct the problem that causes this . so dryer is safe. hi heat caused it to fail . so either the fan is not going or there is a restriction causing no air flow . try running the dryer off the vent if it works ok then clean the vent ,, hope this helped . pls leav feed back mm