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

My Maytag Performa (model # pyg2300aww series 10) gas dryer is not heating as it should. It gets warm, but not hot. It takes several cycles to dry clothes (even small loads).

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    hot heat all cycles blows thermo fuse

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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

Posted on May 12, 2009

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