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My maytag electric dryer won't heat on all cycles

I suspect that it may be the timer not closing a contact that turns the heating element on.

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  • tradergator2 May 13, 2009

    It does heat. Just not on all settings.

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My advise is to check your heating element to see if its open. You might have a break in the element

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  • Rich Wright May 13, 2009

    ok does it heat in time cycle or auto. it could be thermostat(sensors) that could cause this. The wiring is different depending on which cycle was used. Sensors cost very little compaired to a timer. It might be a timer but I would look at the sensors first

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