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Offline 66ford

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Maytag Dryer not heating properly
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:48:33 PM »
Before I tear this thing apart and order parts, it's not heating up properly, theres heat but not much and takes 2 90 min. cycles to dry, is it the element or thermostat? and how to check each one, thanks in advance.
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Re: Maytag Dryer not heating properly
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 05:56:46 PM »
On that particular dryer the blower wheel hub gets loose. The result is longer time to dry the clothes and dryer overheating. The blower wheel has a small horseshoe clip that requires snap ring pliers. It also has a squeeze clamp. Pop the top and remove the front. Get the drum out and oil the rollers and idler. It is best ti work from a bench or tailgate when wrangling that belt back on. Click on pics to enlarge.
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Re: Maytag Dryer not heating properly
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 07:25:18 PM »
Also make sure your exhaust duct is straight and clean with good air flow.
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Re: Maytag Dryer not heating properly
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 04:18:11 PM »
Thanks as always, fortunately don't have to repace the wheel or any parts, had a clog. Fixed the slow filling washer to boot (clogged cold water hose screen), the wife was happy.
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