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Dryer will run but not heat

Maytag MDE4000AYQ dryer will run but not heat

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  • grizzlyplumb Feb 17, 2009

    timer not advancing, no heat

  • dpintar Feb 22, 2009

    I have an Atlantis Dryer and it stops running after about 20 minutes. It's then an or 2 until I'm able to turn the dryer back on. Even when it is running the heat still is low and not very effective.

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More than likely you have lost your heating element.You can replace it yourself.
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Len West

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Len West Feb 22, 2009

    Sounds like the cycle timer has a defect and needs to be replaced,sometimes you can get a used one at a used appliance store. How is the heating element?


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