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Maytag dryer won't heat

Dryer will tumble but won't heat. Timer does not advance when dryer is running

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    I have the same problem, however before the dryer stopped heating it also was blowing the circuit breaker.

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Sounds like your heating element is burned out (acually burned threw) and you will also need to replace the cycle timer.

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