Question about Maytag Dryers
Of course you did clean out the dryer thoroughly. The only thing controlling the heat is the nice air flow to the outdoors and the control thermostat mounted in front of the blower housing. So we must clear any air restrictions to outside and replace that control (303396) (mainly because it has been worked to death by that faulty blower wheel and the bi-metal inside is fatigued):
You might need to also check the high limit thermostat. (it also may need to be replaced due to the stress associated from a bad blower wheel and overheating) Ok if all of that is fine and you still are experiencing long drying times then you could have a timer problem or an electrical problem. Lets talk about the timer, as you can see in the picture below, the contact gets burred up and won't allow good electrical flow, simply filing that smooth can make a world of difference but getting the timer back together is a chore. Removing the shank retainer from the timer shaft and trying not to disturb the wheel within helps tremendously. Lets talk circuit breaker. As you can see in the photo below, one side of the breaker carry's the electrical load and wears out faster. The motor runs on 120 volts on the unharmed side. The heater side carry's the heavy amp draw. So you can be fooled into thinking the breaker is good when the heater side has troubles. That's all the smart pills I have on these dryers. I know these dryers inside and out because I worked for a Maytag dealer for many years.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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