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My electric dryer will not get hot

The dryer turns on, but will not get hot and the timer doesn't move

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No heat points to element and or thermostats............cheers

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the timer has a small motor to advance the timer. the motor is the likely problem. on some old maytags you can get just the motor, but you probably will have to replace the complete timer. hope this helps.

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I have a Maytag Atlantis Gas Dryer that will turn on, rotate, but will not get hot and dry the clothes. A load of clothes in the afternoon, didn’t dry, tried again but didn’t dry – went to bed after putting on auto dry - next morning the dryer was still rotating and didn’t turn off. No hot air – only cold air.

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yor dryer might need new gas coils !

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could be your operating thermostat on your heater or your timer if it runs on timed dry but not auto dry then it is a thermostat issue if it just does not run at all then it is a timer issue also make sure your vent is clear check by removing vent hose from back of unit and running a load if it works properly clean your vent.

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Clean the fabric softener off the metal strips located under the filter housing inside the dryer. If **** gets on them then they wont send a signal to the dryness board and advance the timer motor. Resistance is monitored between them 2 metal strips as yer wet clothes tumble in the dryer. Wetness is detected and the motor gets a no go. When the all clear is signaled up then they is happy motoring to the finish line.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
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assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
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Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
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Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
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Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
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High Limit Thermostat


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Main Control Board

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The timer is normally not at fault if the
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Dryer turns on, gets hot, but knob does not move with timer.


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