Question about Maytag SDG4606A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs, tumbles clothes, but does not heat

My dryer (~6 years old) runs, tumbles clothes, but does not heat. It worked fine until yesterday when I cleaned the vent. When I put it back in place it did not heat. Dryer turns on,tumbles and runs smooth-no heat.At first it seemed to heat at times and then not.Now not at all.Vent is clean-please let me know if possible of a solution. Thank's

Posted by cmmking on

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 734 Answers

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.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas dryer will heat but won't dry clothing


You may have a clogged air vent, check that the air vent hose is not smashed, if it is not smashed, have your dryer vent cleaned professionally, and recheck the dryer operation, dryer vents should be cleaned every other year for optimum performance.

Oct 23, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

My Kenmore dryer has heat, tumbles fine but I have to run 2 cycles to dry clothes and 3 - 4 cycles for towels. The vent line is new and I can feel damp warm air where it exits the vent line. It worked fine...


Hi,

If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

Here is the rest of this tip about DryerMaintenance

heatman101

Aug 15, 2011 | Kenmore 400 6943 Dryer

2 Answers

My Roper elictric dryer is not drying clothes


If you are experiencing longer dry times and/or poor drying efficiency, the following link can give you some tihings to check before assuming there is a malfunction with your dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

The number one cause of dryer heat related problems is poor exhaust ventilation. If not vented properly, a dryer will not dry efficiently, will take longer than required to dry, and will cause the heating circuits to overheat to the point of failure. The dryer will actually seem hotter as the heating circuits begin to overheat. This is also the source of many fire hazards if not resolved. Read through the link provided and review some of the potential causes. Hopefully, this may save you a service call. If you check everything and still have poor heating issues, please let me know. You may have an internal bias or hi-limit thermostat malfunctioning.

Jan 05, 2010 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

2 Answers

I have LG DLE2101W just installed yesterday. It


I found your manual and learned yours is a GAS dryer... the FIRST check is to be SURE the gas valve to your dryer is OPEN.

There is a Troubleshooting section, but NOTHING about no heat?

Know that LOW gas pressure CAN be a issue too!

I did find this:

"If the dryer no longer heats then the heating element may have failed, but it is not the most common cause. The most common cause for a dryer to stop heating is a blown thermal fuse."

The SECOND Link will be VERY helpful...

More help?
Cause 1 Thermal Fuse
Cause 2 Gas Valve Solenoid
Cause 3 Igniter

LG DLE2101W Support Manuals Warranty More LG

LG Dryer Not Heating

Thermostat
gas valve solenoid-eaoijinx41nhud1u1pcg0e2z-1-0.jpg
IGNITER
igniter-eaoijinx41nhud1u1pcg0e2z-1-2.jpg

Dec 24, 2017 | LG Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer runs fine but no heat


change the fuse in back of the dryer

Jun 23, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer heats, tumbles clothes, blows air out exhause vent, but wont dry clothes


what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know

Jun 02, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

CLOTHES DRYER (ELECTRIC) HAS HEAT AND TUMBLES BUT CLOTHES ARE NOT GETTING DRY.


DISCONNECT THE EXHAUST FROM THE BACK OF THE DRYER. RUN ONE LOAD OF LAUNDRY. IF THE LOAD DRIES O.K., THE EXHAUST DUCT IS RESTRICTED. CLEAN OUT THE DUCT WORK. IF IT IS FLEXIBLE MATERIAL, REPLACE WITH RIGID METAL DUCT WORK.

Apr 22, 2008 | Dryers

1 Answer

Tumble dryer wont dry


hi do you have any blockages in the vent system (lint) can you hear the fan running and are the filters clean.did you put it back together correctly.hope this helps.

Mar 05, 2008 | Dryers

6 Answers

Dryer runs, tumbles clothes, but does not heat


PSUinNC The first thing you have to do is to check in what position is the temperature switch . If the temperature switch is in the "air fluff" position, then the heater will stay "off". If this is not an issue, reset the circuit breaker. The motor needs only 120V to run, but the heater needs 240V and if one of legs is missing, the dryer would not heat. If it did not solve the problem, you have to perform full diagnosis. You will need some simple hand tools and a meter to check a continuity. If you are fillng you can handle it, let me know and I'll give you the step by step instructions. Gendos...post back

Feb 25, 2007 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag SDG4606A Gas Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

846 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18342 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...