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It does not seem to be heating up. I cleaned the ducts, it spins, it just does not heat up and dry the clothes. Could the pilot light be out?

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Your Maytag doesn't use a pilot light instead it uses a electronic ignitor. Since the ducts are all clear and there is power to the unit then the ignitor is most likely the problem.
Depending on how comfortable your are with home repair this is a relatively simple job. However the ignitor itself is rather delicate until it's installed so if you attempt it yourself be handle it with the utmost care
Hope this helps.

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