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Maytag Electric Dryer




Learn How To Fix A Not heating Maytag Electric Dryer 



If your problem is a not heating Maytag electric dryer. You will need to check the following parts until you find out the part that needs to be replace to fix the dryer.

Here I am going to give you a brief description of the parts you need to check, and below you will have the links to the pages with the videos that will show you how the repairs are done.





Taking Apart

To fix a not heating Maytag electric dryer the first thing you need to learn, is how to take it apart and put it back together again properly.

When you know how to dismantle the dryer, every repair becomes easier do. The hardest thing to do when making a repair is dismantling and reassembling the dryer.

So my advice to you is, learn how to dismantle and put the dryer back together properly, before trying to do the repairs.

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Power Cord

The power cord is used to bring electricity from the wall outlet to the terminal block in the dryer. You will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet and remove the terminal block cover to check the wires on the power cord for continuity.

Visually check the connections on the terminal block to see if any of the cord terminals are burnt or broken.

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Voltages At The Terminal Block

To check the voltage at the terminal block do the following. Disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet and remove the terminal block cover. Set your multimeter o a scale that could read more that 240 ac volts. Connect the dryer to the wall outlet and make sure you body doesn't touch any part of the dryer to avoid an electrical shock.

Take a reading between the terminal on the right and the terminal on the left on the terminal block. The reading should be close to 240 ac volts. If the reading is less than 180 volts, the problem could be a blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker or a bad wall outlet.

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The Heating Element

To check the heating element you need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet. Open the top panel and remove the front panel to get access to the internal parts. Set the multimeter on a scale that could read about 200 ohms.

Disconnect one wire from the element then take a reading between the 2 terminal on the element. There should be some resistance, if the reading is infinity, the element is bad and must be replaced.

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Operating Or Cycling Thermostat

This thermostat is used to control the air temperature inside of the tumbler. It is wired in series with the element. If the thermostat fails the dryer can't produce heat.

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Hi-Limit Thermostat

This thermostat is a safety device used to open the element circuit if the cycling thermostat fails to open at the preset temperature. It doesn't go bad that often, but it need to be check when the dryer is not drying the clothes.

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The Timer

The time is the distribution center in the dryer. It closes contacts to direct electricity to the electrical parts in the dryer according to the selection on the timer. For example, it sends 120 ac volts to the motor and 240 ac volts to the drying unit. Check the video below to see how to check & replace the timer. 

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Temperature Selector Switch

The timer sends electricity to this switch and according to the selection on the switch the switch sends electricity the thermostats and the drying unit. This switch doesn't go bad too often, but it need to be check when the dryer is not producing any heat.

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Motor Centrifugal Switch

This switch is inside of the motor and completes the circuit to produce heat when the motor is running and opens the circuit when the motor is not running. If this switch goes bad it is better to replace the complete motor. 

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You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix a not heating Maytag electric dryer. Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.

Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.

Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.

WE recommend  Repair Clinic  for their 365 days return guarantee

Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.

This the end of the not heating Maytag electric dryer page.








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