I PRESS THE START BUTTON, THE CYCLE STARTS FOR A FRACTION OF A SECOND AND THEN SHUTS DOWN. I GET AN ERROR MESSAGE THAT SAYS THERE WAS A POWER FAILURE. AFTER RETRYING, I GET A MESSAGE THAT THE DRYER IS IN A DRY CYCLE AND TO CANCEL THAT CYCLE BY TURNING THE DRYER OFF AND SELECTING ANOTHER CYCLE. SOMETIMES THIS WORKS, BUT MORE OFTEN THE DRYER CONTINUES TO NOT START.
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Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).
1. Venting Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.
2. Thermostat There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.
I had the same problem. It turned out a power transformer in the neighborhood had gone bad. I found it by checking power at the receptacles in the house and we weren't getting proper voltage throughout the house. We had enough power in the house to power lights, the TV, coffee maker etc. but not enough for the dryer. I called the power company and they came out to do a check. At first they said there was a wiring problem with the house until all the neighbors started coming over after seeing their vehicle and saying they were having problems. So maybe you aren't getting proper power to the unit.
My maytag neptune dryer quit heating, after my wife changed the temp setting on the console from regular, to extra low drying temperature.
The heating element reads 10.5 ohms.
The thermal cutoff reads 0.02 ohms.
The hi-limit thermo reads 0.02 ohms.
The power coming into the dryer is 240 volts.
What can I check or need to replace.