A green color is building up in my dryer - it is on the back wall - covers approx 40% (it just keeps getting bigger and bigger) and the green is spreading to the inside door now. I have tried clorox to remove the green stain look - it did not work. It is NOT a crayon (no young children in house), I can not figure out what it is - it worries me as it just keeps growing - any ideas? I have had this dryer (and washer) approx 3 months - I have never seen this in any of my other dryers I have had in the past
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Re: maytag dryer - legacy series
A guess is that this is from a laundry product or softener. You can use window cleaner or possibly a soft scrub product and water to remove it. Never use bleach inside the dryer unless you want 'all white' clothes coming out.
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Check out the entire venting exhaust tubes for lint build up. A moister sensor will detect any lint build up and keep the heat off. It is a saftey precaution dryers have to prevent fires starting in the home
Same problem here. But according to Maytag Service, the draining pipe may be too deep inside the draining tube on the wall, thus creating a siphon effect and not allowing the tub to fill.
Their suggestion is to ckeck the pipe and make sure no more than 6-8 inches are inside the draining pipe. This should take care of the suction. We'll see, Imma do that when I get home.
you do not have to remove the lint housing all you have to do is go to an applaince store and ask for a lint brush you then take the lint brush and shove it down where the filter goes to loosen the lint turn on your dryer and it will blow it outside
Based on your description, you already identified the problem as being a bad power cord. There is a high probability that the place where that cord is wired into the back of your dryer that the terminals worked themselves loose. Loose terminals become resistive and do not allow adequate current flow to maintain dryer temp so more current is required and that additional current will cause the insulation to melt on your power cord. I suggest you do the following. First off, unplug that cord from the wall recpetacle. Determine if you have a 3 prong or 4 prong plug. Go to a local home goods store like Home Depot or Lowes to get a replacement cord set that matches the one you have.. ( probably cost between $10 - $15 ) Once you have the right cord.. pull the dryer out and away from the wall.. Locate the feedthru on the back of the dryer rear panel.. ( that is where the cord goes into the dryer) and usually has some kind of cable clamp to keep the cord from being yanked out of the dryer.
Loosen the cable clamp and then look for an access panel where the wires physically get tied into the dryer. Once you have the cover removed, you should see a terminal block with 3 or 4 positions and color coded ( red/ white/ black and or green.. ) the Green is a ground wire and may be secured to a frame stud and not on the terminal block. Unscrew the wires from the old cord and reinstall the new cord in its place. Make sure you match the colors correctly ( red to red, white to white,black to black and green to green if it has a green position of green to a frame screw.) Make sure these wire terminations are reasonably tight. Once together, put the cover back over the terminal block and make sure the cable clamp is snug. Then plug it in and run it.. Your problem should be resolved.
Let me know if you have any questions with this...
there are 2 clips holding down the main top, approx, 3-4 inches in form each side of the main top where it meets the front panel. With a flat blade screw driver or a putty knife, youll be able to "pop" the clips and tilt the top backwards, form there there ar3 2 5/16screws holding hte front panel on within hte machine.
you need to clean out the back vent hole on the dryer and the wall vent,you are keeping the moist hot air in the dryer that needs to be vented out so the dryers not drying like it should,let me know how you do-mike
how do you change a 3 prong plug to a 4 prong plug when the colors dont match on the wires to the dryer?colors on the wires are red white black and green. colors on the terminal of the dryer are a black and yellow tied together a white in the middle and 2 blues tied together. this is a maytag atlantis dryer. thankyou chad....