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Gas or Electric?? Model number? (produced by Maytag, Amana, Norge, Admiral, Samsung or Whirlpool (all say Maytag on the back panel). 1. Does it have power from the house (yes, this happens)? 2. Is the exhaust vent blocked/restricted? (pull dryer away from the wall and unhook the venting.) 3. If above is okay, then you check each component in the heating circuit: heater, high limit safety, high limit cutout, cycling stat, motor switch, timer switch, door switch, temperature selector switch and (maybe) the fuse link (if it has one, on Whirlpool sourced units.) Details matter.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Apr 09, 2021


I had this problem as well. I pulled the lint filter out and vacuumed everything and it still wouldn't go down. I made sure to clean all the 'tracks' around the edge of the filter, in case that was causing the problem. No luck. I stuck my fingers in and even pulled the interior cover off to get at whatever was holding it up and still NOTHING. But then I found the problem! The handle where you reach in and pull the filter out has to go in behind the interior vent cover. You have to stick your head in the dryer to see that it's catching. One side of my 'handle' wasn't going behind but resting on top. I pulled out the filter and then I gently pushed on the plastic interior filter cover for a few seconds and then tried the filter again. I did it several times before I got the cover pushed enough so the handle was nesting behind the cover properly. My theory is that when the lint accumulates it lifts the filter up. And when the filter doesn't get nested all the way, the plastic cover softens enough in the heat that it bends slightly in. After a while, it bends in enough to keep the filter sitting slightly above where it ought to be and you can't get it down in there. I am going to keep my filter space cleaned out regularly to make sure the filter always sits down in there properly. But regardless, I figured it out so I can fix it again if I have to.

Maytag MED8000AW... • Answered on Feb 23, 2021


Maytag dryers should not have magnets. Likely something loose in a load of clothes that lodge there. Remove and check for damage or torn felt seals.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Nov 21, 2020


The cycle timer may have failed.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Nov 16, 2020


Repairclinic.com has an extensive list of dryer belt diagrams. Just go the site and click on the "Repair Help" link. On the following page, locate the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the "Special Features" section. The illustration for Maytag dryers is diagram E. For your convenience, here is a direct link:

http://www.repairclinic.com/0079.asp#DiagramE

If you have questions, or if your dryer differs in design, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER. I hope this helps you.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Oct 10, 2020


First make sure the exhaust vent is clean. If too much heat is detected the thermostat switch will shut down. Could have been a bad connection at the plug.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Sep 11, 2020


check vent hose for blockage fuse should be in heater manifold

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Sep 11, 2020


If the belt has grooves cut into it, then the grooved side goes onto the drum, and the flat side facing uppermost.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Jul 26, 2020


It depends when it trips the breaker.. At the very beginning or when heater comes on. Check this article to determine an issue: https://howtofixit.net/what-to-check-if-your-dryer-keeps-tripping-breaker/

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Jul 15, 2020


it might be the belt that turn the drum. if it doesnt have a belt and has wheels, more than likely its the wheels.

Maytag Dryers • Answered on Apr 21, 2020

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