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Maytag MDE2400AYW Dryer Heating Elements not staying on

How can I tell when and if the thermostats need replacing? I have ruled out the heating elements being the cause of the dryer not heating b/c a) I measured the resistance across the coils and it was not infinite, and b) I actually witnessed the coils heat up and glow albeit a very brief time. This leads me to believe the thermostats might be faulty, but how can I know for sure that these are the problems? Can I direct wire around the thermostats to see if the heating elements remain on? Is there normally a delay from when you start the dryer cycle from when the heating elements are activated?

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  • fred Oct 02, 2008

    The heat is low the dryer keeps working for few cycles the clothes are still damp. The back of the machine is very hot but not inside of it.

  • Jabelson Mar 09, 2009

    We have the same problem. I just had a tech come in today. Turns out the machine requires 240V, while 110 or 220V is what is standard in the US. In fact, in New York, 240V is illegal.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I just discovered, after living w/o the dryer for several months, that the heating coil had melted. The coil is located in the back upper right corner. The problem is trying to find a parts manual. Even Maytag's website only has the user and installation manual but no parts listings. I going to try a local branch of Reliable Parts to see if they can get a replacement. I have yet to figure out how to disconnect the power cord that is connected to the heating coil.

  • blueeyedlion Mar 30, 2012

    UPDATE: In my case, I replaced the thermostat and everything worked fine after that. $22 to fix. This happened again in another property of mine, and it was also the thermostat. Seems like a common culprit.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    not heating up replaced thermostat

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I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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Usually its not the heating element. Although its fairly obvious if the element is bad. As mentioned a ohm meter will let you know. In my experience its usually the internal circuit breaker. If you remove the heating element (top right facing the rear) you will see two round discs that transfer current. One of those will have a small orange or red reset button on the back side. Remove the top cover (two screws on rear) and ensure that the button is fully depressed. If you hear an audible click then it needed to be reset. Re-assamble.

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Part number is: 34001073 and it's called Maytag Dryer Heater.

You disconnect it simply by removing the panel around the exhaust pipe (3 screws). Looking at the pipe, connector is just above it on the left side.

Wiring is connected to the dryer walls with series of twist ties so you should free the cable so you can pull it out a bit for easier access.

Now pull really hard and that's it :-)

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Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
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There is either a problem with the thermostats that turn off the heating element, or the heating element is plugged (elements has contact to ground and stays always on).

Heating element and thermostats are tested reading Ohms with a multimeter set at Rx1. If the circuit is open (Ohms stay infinite), then the part is defective.

If the machine overheated, then the element may be gone again. Test reading Ohms.

Also replace the thermostats (there should be two or three of them), unless the element had a contact, the most common cause for overheating is a shorted thermostat.

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i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


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Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


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