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Maytag gas dryer: I have to run dryer 2 cycles to get cloths dry. What could be the problem?

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Check your dryer vent hose and, lint filter for an obstruction

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My maytag neptune dryer is taking twice as long to dry cloths. i've had it 5 years & it's gas.


Clogged Vent
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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No heat when drying cloths


Check the vent that goes outside it may be blocked.

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Everything works but no heat to drying clothes. Gas is turned on and every so often the clothes are kinda warm, but minimum 2 dry cycles to get stuff dry


i would check my exhaust vent here, make sure you have good airflow
let it stand for a while, and start it up let run
are you getting any heat, put you hand tword the back
if you getting dry by very low heat, i would suspect you gas coils, two bullets on the top of the gas valve

Oct 13, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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The gas maytag neptune intellidry gas dryer does not dry clothes. It does not have enough heat. It will take about 5 cycles to dry 1 load.


how do i set this dryer to dry my clothes??? what is the right setting?? should i use the time dry setting or the more dry/less dry setting?? Clothes never dry???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Jun 28, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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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.

Jun 02, 2009 | Maytag SDG3606A Gas Dryer

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Dryer not heating as it should. Gets warm, but takes several cycles to dry clothes


Could be 2 things... either your heat source is out of repair or your vent is blocked. Since you say it only gets warm I'll assume the problem is with the gas coils inside the unit. These parts are replaceable

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the vent that takes the air from the dryer out of the house is clogged. not the part right behind the dryer but from where it goes into the wall to where it leaves the house needs to be cleaned. when the air cant leave the dryer at normal speed it takes for ever to dry a load of clothes

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