Question about Maytag Dryers
Fist need to know if it is gas or electric dryer, it makes a difference.
If an electric dryer, It is possible that one of the heating elements has failed (burned out), which would still allow the other one to get hot, but not enough to completely dry the clothes during the normal timed or automatic drying cycles.
You can check this with an ohm/amp meter if you are comfortable with working around 220V-AC voltage, etc. You'll need to remove either the rear cover, (if your unit has rear access) or the top of the dryer and then the drum, to gain access to the electric drying elements. This depends on which model you have and how old a dryer it is, etc.
Once you've done that, you can sometimes see a broken drying element, if not, you can check for continuity with the ohm meter (make sure the power cord is unplugged!).
If you are unable to determine with this method, you can restore power and briefly put the dryer into a timed dry cycle (drum and drive belt removed, while you visually check for heating elements turning red/orange as they heat up. Only do that long enough to confirm which element is good, be very careful, as they get extremenly hot. Once you know which one is bad you can order your replacement by model number , etc. Hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 10, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers
Jun 11, 2010 | Roper RGX4634KQ Gas Dryer
Apr 18, 2010 | GE Spacemaker Washer and Dryer Electric...
Feb 16, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer
Jan 18, 2010 | GE Dryers
Jan 02, 2010 | Whirlpool LGB6300 Gas Dryer
Aug 29, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers
127 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!