Question about Dryers
I have a Maytag Bravos dryer, Model #MEDB850WR0 that becomes really hot no matter what heat setting is on. I have replaced the thermostat, P/N 8557403(so I would have to assume that the attached inlet thermistor is good) and checked the exhaust thermistor (the ohms drop as I heat it with a hair dryer). So where do I go from here?
Have you looked at the vent hose for a lint restriction?
Posted on Nov 06, 2014
Testimonial: "Oh yeah. That was the first thing I checked. I even vent and ran a fish tape from the outside of the house through the metal duct to the laundry room, tied a small towel to the end and pulled it back through to clean out any possible residue. I also checked the blower operation and I have excellent airflow out of the exhaust port."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My dryer won'y blow hot air
Bob, I did not lie, I just checked the heating element orginally with an Olm meter while the element was still installed in the dryer. After more reading on the internet and testing I decide to remove the heating element and noticed it had the short.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer Model 110
If all of the components are reading ok then you need a timer. Touch your 2 leads together. 0 ohms rght. That means you have a complete circuit.If you get the 0 reading then the element must be otay. Bad timer. Take that fancy meater of yours and atttach one of them leads to the timer leg marked RH. Yank the wire off the terminal beore you test. Move the timer around. You should get the famous 0 reading along the way. If you don't then that means you have the bad timer.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Since you did not provide a model number I picked a similar model for reference using this model number: MDE5721TQO (there are at least 40 different model numbers but the blowers are all the same) You blower is driven directly by the motor so unless the blower itself has come apart or the drive spline in the blower has failed in some way you more than likely have a major build up of lint in your dryer.
You can look here to see the blower location http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5133558&diagram_id=1301439#d1301439
You can turn the motor by hand and see if the blower is turning by losening the housing screws for the blower while using a flashlight. If the blower is turning then you need to find out where the blockage of lint has built up and remove it. I would startt around the lint filter. NOTE The drum will also turn.if you rotate the motor pulley. Just make sure the unit is unplugged while you attempt this. If you do locate the blockage I have found that a well bent into a U shaped METAL coat hanger works well. Do NOT poke any sharp objects into the air ducting areas of your dryer while trying to find any blockages and avoid the heating element area with anything metal or sharp. A vacuum crevice tool works great during this task. Good luck and I do hope you are able to locate the problem based on the information here.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
Did you end up replacing this thermistor? If so did that solve the problem? We are having the same issue and I don't want to waste time and $$.
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
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