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Maytag SDE515DAYW I have a 3 year old Maytag that is taking along time to dry. I have checked to make it is venting properly and thast the lint filter system is clear. I removed the vent hose from the back and tested the temperature. I do not get a contant temperature. It will get hot on the regular cycle up to 130 degrees and the cools down below a 100 degrees. Any thoughts what might be the problem. I have tested the heat coils and the thermistat ckecks with continuity.

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Well, ours just caught fire.. Horrible noise and flames shooting out from the bottom! don't think i'll ever buy anything Maytag again. Parents' had their Neptune dryer die even sooner--3 years! yet we replaced the WORKING 20 year old Kenmore with this Maytag POS--mostly because we wanted the air/cooler drying.

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Warning, I have a Maytag Drying Center with the same problem, the problem is the heater element. Hold on to your hat, It is backordered till September 2008. If you can pull the element, you will probably see the coils burnt in two in at least one place. My Unit started this prior to the warranty running out but I did not take heed and really check it out till it TOTALLY quit heating. It is not the thermister!!! We tried that first! Good luck getting a replacement heater element. Bad design......on a side note make sure you clean out the lint area. Not just the lint screen but below that if you remove the front panel it looks like someone put insulation in that area. That needs to be cleaned out!!!!
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Could be a bad thermostat or power control board.
also make sure you getting the corret voltage otput at the wall socket using multimeter

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Vent
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Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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Examine your vent hose. How long is it? Too many bends?

Check to make sure your vent hose is clear and free of an restrictions.

If vented outside, is the flap opening properly and free of lint buildup and is the hose clear?

Pull your dryer away from the wall and disconnect the vent hose, use a vacuum or brush to clean out the inside of the hose, sometimes shaking the hose a bit (if possible) will free any lint buildup that your vacuum or brush may have missed.

Don't overlook cleaning out the pipe that the hose connects to on the back of the dryer.

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