Question about Dryers
Go through the following troubleshooting. If the machine is less than two years old, instead of proceeding with the operations that need disassembly, call Maytag to find out about your warranty status. If warranty is still active you can get a technician at home. Maytag number is listed in the use and care manual.
Step 1 reset the machine: Disconnect the power cord or trip the circuit breaker for five minutes to reset the machine. This will drain power completely.
Step2 Check the thermal fuse.
Next step is checking the thermal fuse, which is this: PS2030126.
The part is located in the heating group.
The thermal fuse is removed from the inside of the machine, and tested using and Ohmmeter. If the Ohmmeter reads infinity (open), the fuse must be replaced.
Thermal fuse is an inexpensive part and can be replaced by the user.
If the thermal fuse blew, then there may be a problem with ventilation, a plugged element or a faulty high limit thermostat. Usually the problem is air ventilation, check it out.
3 Check inlet adn drain hose.
Move the machine forward and check inlet and drain hose. Ensure the hoses are not kinked or blocked, since the cycle stops when you start filling, then the inlet is more likely involved.
Check inlet hose.
Ensure that hoses are at the heights specified in the user manual, or you may get syphoning (see manual at start-installation).
If there is nothing at a glance, next step will be testing the inlet valve with a multimeter , checking the pressure switch, then checking the thermostats and other parts.
The thermal fuse testing is already a non-user-level operation. If you have to proceed in testing parts I suggest getting a tech at home.
Try tripping the circuit breaker, checking hoses, and dry water from the inside before restarting. If that does not work, then there is a fault. In that case call service if you have a valid warranty, or give me model number if you need more specific info on repair.
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Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
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