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Maytag Dryer Not Drying

If your Maytag Dryer is not drying it may be due to several issues. Many times it is due to a problem with airflow. Airflow is affected by the ability of air to flow through the venting system. Proper venting has the added benefits of reducing dry times, improving energy savings, and increasing overall efficiency. A blocked lint screen could be one of the potential causes of your Maytag dryer not drying.

If your Maytag dryer is not drying, first clean the lint screen. Roll the lint off and then wet both sides of the screen with hot water. Use a wet nylon brush with some liquid detergent and scrub the screen. Rinse the screen with hot water and then dry it with a clean towel.

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Then check the dryer’s vent hose and make sure it is not obstructed by things like aluminum foil or plastic. Disconnect the vent hose from both the wall and the dryer and then vacuum all debris out of the vent hose.

Maytag Dryer Not Drying on Sensor Dry

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Today’s dryers are equipped with many high-tech components just like smartphones are. If your Maytag dryer is not drying on sensor dry, it will be indicated on the Cycle Status Sensing Indicator Panel. The Moisture Sensor is made up of two metal bars. When wet clothes touch the bars it indicates to the dryer whether the drying cycle should continue.

If your Maytag dryer is not drying and not drying on Sensor Dry, inspect the sensor bars to see if there is wax-like deposition on the bars. Wipe off the deposits with water and a clean cloth. You could also try to clean the bars with alcohol.  If this does not help the problem, you may have to replace the moisture sensor.

Maytag Dryer not Drying All the Way

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If your Maytag dryer is not drying all the way, this could also be due to a problem with the Dryer Blower Wheel. The Dryer Blower Wheel is what pulls air from outside of the Maytag Dryer and blows it by a heating element in order to heat it. The air then flows through the dryer drum and out through the air vent.     

If your Maytag dryer is not drying all the way, first open the back panel of the dryer in order to get to the dryer blower. Check to see if there are any obstructions or cracks that might be preventing the dryer blower wheel from spinning.

In order to take out the blower wheel, separate away the top and front panels of the Maytag dryer. Pull the drum off from the drum bearing and then unscrew the blower wheel from the motor.

Maytag Dryer Squeaks When Drying

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If your Maytag dryer squeaks when it is drying, it is probably due to the fact that the guide wheel bearings that support the guide wheels of the dryer drum have deteriorated and thus failed. Their failure is the reason for the horrendous metallic squeaking sound of metal grinding away on metal.

If your Maytag dryer is not drying, and is squeaking when drying, order the roller repair kit before you begin this repair. You will need a 5/16 inch socket wrench, a flat head screwdriver, and a metal paint scraper. Unplug the dryer and use the paint scraper to lift up the top of the dryer.

Unscrew the back panel and then the inner front panel and you will see the wheel bearings that you will be replacing. Now take out the drum and the belt. Go under the dryer drum and go ahead and push on the tensioner arm which will release the belt that goes around the dryer drum and the motor.

Pull the drum belt off of the drum and then remove the drum.  Now replace the four wheels, which include new wheel bearings, and put everything back together to get ready to give the dryer a test run.     

Maytag Dryer Drying Too Hot

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If your Maytag dryer is drying too hot, it could be from a problem with the heating element. The heating element is what heats the air before it enters into the dryer drum. If it has burned out it can keep heating even after the dryer has reached the proper temperature for drying.

If your Maytag dryer is drying too hot, use a multimeter to test the heating element to see if it has continuity. Also, test each terminal to the case for continuity. If the heating element is found to have continuity to the case, then it has suffered a short and should be replaced.  

Maytag Dryer Drying Slowly

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If your Maytag dryer is drying slowly it is usually from a problem with either a failed part such as a blower wheel or heating element or is from clogged dryer vents. Another possibility is that the dryer is drying slowly due to a defective heating element.   

If your Maytag dryer is not drying and your dryer is drying slowly, evaluate the heating element, which is a coil of heating wire. See if the heating element has any damage or is broken or burned. Perform a continuity test to see if the electrical path runs throughout the entire heating element.

Maytag Dryer Timed Dry not Working

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Timed dry is usually used to dry a laundry load that may be damp and which needs further drying. If the Maytag Dryer’s timed dry is not working carefully troubleshoot the thermal fuse, the blower wheel, and the venting for potential problems.

If your Maytag Dryer is not drying and the timed dry cycle is also not working, check the thermal fuse which you can find on the vent duct that is inside the dryer. To see if it has blown, check with a multimeter for continuity. If the fuse is blown there will be no continuity.  

Also, be sure to check the  blower wheel to ensure that it is not broken or clogged up. As always, also make sure nothing is clogging or blocking the Maytag dryer venting.