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Dryer problem What can the problem be with a Maytag Performa dryer. The vent is clean, no lint in there, I cleaned it myself, heater works and is red, thermostats works, but the clothes still don't get dry, still wet. I replaced the timer , I thought maybe that was the problem, but the clothes are still wet. What can it be?

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  • npascal Jul 04, 2008

    I checked the thermal fuse and the heater goes red because it's hot.
    That does not help, i checked already, anything else? please

  • npascal Jul 04, 2008

    there are only 2 thermostats, 1 on the heating unit 1 on the blower unit.
    I replaced them just in case, they are brand new, problem is still not solved.
    Seems like everything works and heat and everything, but clothes are still wet.

  • npascal Jul 04, 2008

    heating element goes red and heats

  • npascal Jul 04, 2008

    he will look into reading the book sent.
    Im sure he will find out whats going on

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The problem in heater element sensor .i got a site more information about error code of Maytag dryer and they are saling spare parts also on line..
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Drying is too slow It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

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.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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The heating element may damaged try to replace it.

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Hi

are you sure the thermostat is ok? or why you take a look the filament? maybe this is defective thats why your unit is abnormal function!

Thanks!

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Have ou check the heating element, the thermal fuse..?

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