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Maytag gas dryer model dg482

Dryer is taking a very long time to dry laundry.5 hours to dry towels.Is it worth fixing?Dryer is about 18 years old.Looks new,is it worth fixing?

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clean out your vents going out your home have someone also clean out the lint that has been pushed in side your dryer

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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A lot of times this is due to the lint build up in venting.If its clogged it will take forever to dry the clothes. it also can clog on the vent where it comes either out of the roof or side of the house depending on where its vented Check to make sure its clean of lint.
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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Takes almost 4 hours/timed cycles to dry 1 load of bedding/sheets

most of the time your complaint is the home owners house venting.run a load with the venting detached[it wont hurt a thing] if ok then must clean venting till dried as well as with out venting.if still long dry times first must make sure air ways in dryer are clean[should have good air flow at back if hand held there] and may need to remove front to clean lint filter area.and inspect blower ,making sure mounted to shaft and not worn in the center[blower key way, inside the hole where motor shaft goes thru blower]you dryer only has one element so if you have heat its heating.if you did all above and have problem still can be electronic[thermostats,timers etc........but i have fixed 1000s of dryers and their having problems are rarer.i hope that helps God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dg482 gas dryer won't heat

pilot safety most likely. most of these older units had a mercury bulb safety simular looking to a thermocouple.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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No I understand that .. Is your dryer 220V electrical source? If so it sounds like you have an electrical problem with the voltage supply to the dryer itself. I for some reason the dryer is only getting 110V that will allow the drum and dryer to function but the heating element will not .. You may need to talk to an electrician if you are capable of doing that yourself

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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My maytag dryer takes almost 2 hours to dry 1 load of laundry


I would try cleaning out the dryer lent from the exhaust duct from the dryer and also the duct to the outside of the house. Lint also collects inside the dryer. It may worth cleaning out behind the lint filer through to the exhaust duct.


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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

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Inspect the dryer venting from the rear of the dryer to the outside vent hood of the home.
If there's a restriction in the vent--the clothing in the dryer takes longer to dry.
When an LG dryer is functioning normally---the time required to dry laundry is determined by the *Sensor* located on the drum side of the lint filter housing and by the main control board.
When laundry is near dry--any Time Remaining on the control panel that is *not* needed will be eliminated---except for the last 6 minutes.
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If a second cycle was started---only the amount of time that is needed to dry laundry will be used before dropping to 6 minutes and then the cycle will end with dry laundry.


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second,, try to peek inside the dryer, often does best frombehind,,, make sure during start up you can see your ignitor glowing ,,, if it does listen for a decernable click,,, tha would be the gas valve,,,
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most of the time your complaint is the home owners house venting.run a load with the venting detached[it wont hurt a thing] if ok then must clean venting till dried as well as with out venting.if still long dry times first must make sure air ways in dryer are clean[should have good air flow at back if hand held there] and may need to remove front to clean lint filter area.and inspect blower ,making sure mounted to shaft and not worn in the center[blower key way, inside the hole where motor shaft goes thru blower]you dryer only has one element so if you have heat its heating.if you did all above and have problem still can be electronic[thermostats,timers etc........but i have fixed 1000s of dryers and their having problems are rarer.i hope that helps God bless ,tom

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