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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2010, 05:31:12 PM »
Them thermostats up by the heater do not control the temp in the drum. They are safetys(limits). You control thermostat(cycling thermostat) is as pictured by Mr Campbell. Mounted on the blower housing.

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010, 01:02:42 AM »
If I replace the cycle thermostat controller, and it doesn't fix the problem, what else could be the issue?

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2010, 04:51:26 AM »
I'd say you have a voltage issue. Check for 240 volts with the meter at the  dryer cord where it attaches to the dryer.
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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2010, 03:56:18 PM »
I have seen a few where the limit thermostat mounting will allow the limit thermostat to SAG so to speak. I usually bend the thermostat up about 3/8 of an inch, away from the element. Of course with the POWER OFF. What happens is the heat from the element gets hot right away and trips the limit. I seem to remember Maytag having some type of service bulletin about 10-12 years ago

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2010, 07:29:56 PM »
I have since purchased the thermostat Repair-man pictured.

When removing the previous thermostat, I note it has 240V on it, and the new thermo stat I have purchased (and the one pictured) is labelled 120V.

I am hesitant to supply power to this unit without verifying nothing bad will happen.

Any input?

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010, 07:38:08 PM »
If you will notice the 2 smaller wires are the 120 volt wires that heat up the thermostat so it will shut down faster for perm press and delicate cycles. The bigger fatter wires carry the 240 load from the element.
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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 08:01:13 PM »
I just want to make sure nothing bad will happen here.

Note the picture below:  This new unit has 120V on it -- and the unit I am replacing has 240V.

Lastly, the contacts for the "fat" wires on this unit stick "up", and the device in the dryer now has flat contacts (they do not stick "up", they stick "out".

I think I" may have the wrong part here....

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2010, 08:04:22 PM »
I just want to make sure nothing bad will happen here.

Note the picture below:  This new unit has 120V on it -- and the unit I am replacing has 240V.

Lastly, the contacts for the "fat" wires on this unit stick "up", and the device in the dryer now has flat contacts (they do not stick "up", they stick "out".

I think I may have the wrong part here....


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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2010, 08:08:13 PM »
Those fat contacts also go in the direction of one of the smaller contacts, too.

I'm not sure the wires are even long enough to connect to this new thermo without some, uhm, gentle persuasion....

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2010, 10:40:56 PM »
show a picture of your old part
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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2010, 06:08:21 AM »
... This new unit has 120V on it -- and the unit I am replacing has 240V.

I think I may have the wrong part here
....


That is the wrong part...
your model uses 220v to warm the Operating Thermostat Heater

also, when testing Dryer Vent output temperature (135F - 160F)
should be tested with an empty load

you need # 31001192
click on picture

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 07:06:58 AM »
Thanks, Reg for correcting my faux pas!

I'm afraid this  is my mistake, and I am apologizing in advance. In my haste to point out the problem, I inadvertantly gave you a Performa thermostat, when in fact this is the WP bias stat. The part number is 31001192, and if you click the pic below (notice the 240v. coil?), it will take you to the right part. Again, I am only human and might make 1 mistake per year  ;)
...at least you may return the part before you install it and ruin it..

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 09:47:18 PM »
ok, well, I am glad I trusted my instincts on this one....

Thanks.

I will post when it's in...

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Re: Maytag Dryer not getting hot ENOUGH, new thermostat installed
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2010, 10:03:48 AM »
while you're waiting ...

try your old Thermostat again:

when testing Dryer Vent output temperature (135F - 160F)
should be tested with an empty load
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