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My Maytag Atlantis dryer takes hours to dry a load - I've cleaned out the filter and still everything is damp even after 3 hrs! What's the problemo ?

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Check your vent and the vent hose. At least once our dryer wouldn't dry anything when the cover flap on the vent was dislodged and couldn't swivel open. Also check if the dryer is getting warm. If the thermostat isn't working (any dryer) or the burner has failed, you could see this problem.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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Have you cleaned the exhaust ducting? The duct that runs from inside to outside. Try that first. Sounds like your exhaust line is blocked. Also with the filter out get a flash light and look down the venting if alot of lint vaccum out. NOTE: Unplug the unit, wheather gas or electric.....and if it is a gas shut off the gas to the dryer before moving just in case something gets loose while moving. Hope this helps.

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sounds like the timer is not completing the cycle in this mode will the dryer shut off if you manuelly advance timer in that mode

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is it getting hot ? if not then its either the heating elements or thermostat. both available on espares. Most likely to be thermostats. If its heating then give the condensor a good clean. hope this helps.

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The font panel must be removed. This may be done by removing the control console (open upper cabinet doors to find screws behind the console). The screws along the top of the lower front panel are easily accessible. Disconnect the two interlock switches, remove the grounding clip attached to the bulkhead & lift the panel off the two lower clips. Inside the panel is a housing that leads to the exhaust blower. It will be packed with lint that may be hardened like papier mache. Just clean out the mess & reverse the process to replace the parts.

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SOURCE: not heating properly, many cycles to dry loads

Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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