Author Topic: Maytag STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS dryer not getting hot enough  (Read 6231 times)

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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2011, 06:31:42 AM »
Take the vent hose off the back and run the dryer one cycle without it. Sounds like a normal response to a restricted  vent from here.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 02:12:34 PM »
We have heat! 
The burner thermo seems to have been the problem, part # 303395
Thanks much for the help guys.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 11:43:43 AM »
That is the hi-limit thermo, so we can conclude it failed from numerous over-temp conditions. Bear in mind that this dryer must not be vented using  thin foil. The rest of your vent run in in serious scruitiny at this point. You may not be out of the woods just yet :)

If you'd like to give us a detailed description of how your vent runs thru the house to the outside, we can get a better sense of your dryer's performance expectations.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 12:58:20 PM »
The venting has definitely been a major issue in the past.  We're in an apt building where the venting runs to the roof - 4 floors straight up.  I am aware of the issues that long of a vertical run creates and in an effort to fix them we recently had an exhaust fan installed on the roof.  This seems to have helped as our drying times did decrease, but fixing the over-taxed hi limit thermo seems to have been the final solution.
Thanks again.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2011, 02:22:45 PM »
All the apartment buildings I have been in run the dryer vent up to the first ceiling of the laundry room and then to the outside wall between the ceiling of the laundry room and the floor above it.

So if you look at the outside of the building there is a dryer vent coming out the side of the building between each floor. I have never seen one were they run the vent all the way to the roof. Seems that would be the hard way to do it.


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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 04:19:28 PM »
One of my friends has a Condo on the 3rd floor overlooking Dog River. Her vent goes to the roof. Her vent is blocked. The association has decided not to try any vent replacement or cleaning. Boneheaded install, dryer vent to the roof. Seen it.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2011, 05:27:33 PM »
Tell her to shimmy up on the roof and use the dryer vent tool to clean it out.
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Re: Maytag dryer not getting hot enough
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 07:57:43 AM »
The first solution is to have the building mgmt install helper vents in the duct run to allow for proper venting. Dryers canntot be vented vertically for very far, and the information is printed in your user guide. You are at the mercy of your  location and there are steps which can be taken to remedy the problem if the powers that be invest in the helper fan and a good cleanout. Any reputable chimney sweep can do the initial cleanout and an  HVAC  man has access to the duct fans. They use them all the time in other apps.

The following link is a good start:

http://residential.fantech.net/residential-products/laundry/dryer-booster-fans/
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