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Dryer spins but no heat

My Maytag MDE7500AYW drum turns but there is no heat. I measured the resistance across the heating element & read 10.6 ohms. The fuse on the heating element housing read 0 ohms. What other components should I measure & what shoyuld they read?

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Re: dryer spins but no heat

Did you check the power coard where it connects to the dryer? Start at the source. Make sure that you have at least 110v on each line. The dryer will tumble on 110v but requires 220v to heat. If you have 220v then check the t-stat and thermal cut-out on the blower. Check all wires for loose or burnt terminals. If all that is good it may be a bad motor or timer/control. I'm happy that you have a meter.
Good luck.

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Most likely a bad heating element and or bad thrmostats. you'll need to check these by ohming out after removing the rear panel to your dryer.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

If any of the above readings are abnormal, replace the component. NOTE: If the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat is defective it is highly recommended by most manufacturers to replace BOTH components at the same time. They are often sold as a set. Without doing so, these components can cause potentially fail again.

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If you are testing the heating element your almost there.

There will be several thermostats/thermal cutoffs/etc. in the wiring leading to and from the heating element.

These will have wires plugged onto them.

Remove them and test for continuity between the contacts. They should all have continuity -- if not, that's your bad component.

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Hope this info helps, ps don't forget to give me a rating thanks!!

For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
. Use your ohm meter to test the thermostats. All should show continuity.
Measure the resistance of the heating element with your ohm meter. Normal readings are in the neighborhood of 30 ohms.
In rare cases, the centrifugal switch in the motor can fail which breaks the power circuit for the heating elements. If this is the case, then the entire motor must be replaced since the centrifugal switch is built into the motor.

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there is only 1 element. were you taking these readings with the wires on them?
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yes, it will. you should be able to take off the panel on the bottom of the front of the dryer. way in the back is the heating element. do not put your hands in there with the power on, but start the dryer and look in there and you will see if the heating element comes on. it will be like looking inside your toaster.

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If the heating element read 0 ohms with the wires removed, you have an open heating element, (should be around 10 ohms) replace heating element and you should be ready to rock.

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Okay...first of all, what led you to this point where you are troubleshooting the heating circuit? Does the drum still turn? The first thing to do before assuming you have a bad component if check the power at the receptacle. You should read 220-240 VAC. If you are missing one leg of your 220 service, you will get similiar symptoms as the dryer heating circuits require 220 service, while the motor that turns the drum only uses 110-120 VAC. The result: A dryer that the drum spins, but won't heat. This has caused many people to believe they had a bad appliance, only to find out that the problem was the electrical supply.

The heating element should read between 9 and 13 ohms. Make sure you aren't measuring anything to ground or you will get improper readings. Also, make sure you are actually measuring on a resistance scale and not using a continuity check. Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the heating element before measuring. Measure at the terminals of the element. If you still get 0 ohms, you may have an element that is grounded to the chassis. If this is the case, I would recommend replacing.

Some dryers also have a heat relay. The manufacturer places a wiring diagram inside the operator console. Sometimes the heat relay will go bad and will not energize the heating circuits. This can also cause a no heat problem. The realy (if equipped) will be located inside the operator console, and is a simple item to replace.

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The heating element should read 9 to 13 ohms. Double check again and make sure you disconnect the terminal wires before taking the reading to eliminate the possiblity of parallel resistance. If the readings are not within the tolerance listed, replace the heating element.

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The model number you provided suggests that the lint screen is on top of the dryer, right? If so, the heating element can be accessed from behind the dryer by removing the rear panel. Of course, you should know this already since you stated you've already replaced the thermostat and fuse. The heating element is located on the right-hand side as you are looking at the dryer from the rear. There are TWO components on the heater housing. One is the high limit thermostat, one is a thermal cut-out. Are these the components you mentioned replacing? BOTH should read a short (0 ohms) when measuring resistance with the dryer turned off. If you haven't replaced both of them, double check to see if they are both good. The high limit thermostat will be located closest to the ceramic heater connection. The thermal cut-out will be mounted to the heater box. Perform a resistance check of the heating element as well. Measure across the leads of the heating element at the ceramic terminal connection. It should read between 8 - 13 ohms if good. If your readings prove that the heater is bad, it can be removed by using a 5/16" hex drive. The heating element should slide out the bottom of the heater box housing. Sometimes removing the heater box, and then removing the heating element is easier.

Your dryer is also equipped with an electronic cycle control board under the control panel that goes bad from time to time. This also may affect the dryer heating circuits. Inspect the small circuit board for any obvious signs of burned components.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If I'm wrong about your dryer configuration, please post back with comments, so I can give you proper instructions.

CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer prior to making any resistance checks. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off.

PS I hope I'm not insulting your intelligence, here. As a rule, I tell everyone this information because some are not as savvy as others.

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