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Maytag Dryer Takes Too Long

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The 13 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer takes too long are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

Other Causes and Conditions

Air Flow Problem

If the dryer takes too long to dry check the venting system. A clogged or partially clogged vent from the dryer to the outside will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time.

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Blower Wheel - Part # 1245880 Mfg Part # Y303836

Blower Wheel

RepairClinic Item # 1245880

If the dryer takes too long to dry the blower wheel might be broken or plugged. The blower wheel in the dryer is attached to the drive motor and draws the air through the dryer drum. Remove the vent from the back of the dryer and see if the air flow is strong. If not, check the blower wheel.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 1213 Mfg Part # 305604

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 1213

Gas dryers have a two or more gas valve solenoids. If the dryer takes too long to dry it may be because one or more of these solenoids has failed. These coils often fail intermittently. If the igniter lights up and then goes out without igniting the gas, replace these coils as a set.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 2232 Mfg Part # 305605

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 2232

Gas dryers have a two or more gas valve solenoids. If the dryer takes too long to dry it may be because one or more of these solenoids has failed. These coils often fail intermittently. If the igniter lights up and then goes out without igniting the gas, replace these coils as a set.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 2604 Mfg Part # 305603

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 2604

Gas dryers have a two or more gas valve solenoids. If the dryer takes too long to dry it may be because one or more of these solenoids has failed. These coils often fail intermittently. If the igniter lights up and then goes out without igniting the gas, replace these coils as a set.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 2780 Mfg Part # 12001348

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 2780

Gas dryers have a two or more gas valve solenoids. If the dryer takes too long to dry it may be because one or more of these solenoids has failed. These coils often fail intermittently. If the igniter lights up and then goes out without igniting the gas, replace these coils as a set.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 1245850 Mfg Part # Y303350

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 1245850

Gas dryers have a two or more gas valve solenoids. If the dryer takes too long to dry it may be because one or more of these solenoids has failed. These coils often fail intermittently. If the igniter lights up and then goes out without igniting the gas, replace these coils as a set.

 

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Lint Filter - Part # 3452 Mfg Part # 33001003

Lint Filter

RepairClinic Item # 3452

Although not common, if the dryer is slow check the lint filter. The lint filter can get clogged with fabric softener and not allow enough air to pass through. Clean the filter of any residue that might prevent proper air flow.

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Moisture Sensor - Part # 1806 Mfg Part # 304997

Moisture Sensor

RepairClinic Item # 1806

The moisture sensor sends a signal back to the control board as it senses moisture in the clothing. If the dryer is slow, this sensor may not be working properly and may be inaccurately sending signals back to the main circuit board.

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High Limit Thermostat - Part # 481329 Mfg Part # 303395

High Limit Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 481329

All dryers have a high-limit thermostat to help prevent fires and damage to the dryer. If the dryer is slow, it can be caused by a defective high limit thermostat turning off the burner prematurely. This is not common.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 2895 Mfg Part # 694674

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 2895

All dryers have a thermostat to regulate the temperature of the air. If the dryer is slow it can be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common. Check the venting first before replacing a cycling thermostat. A cycling thermostat has normally closed contacts that open on temperature rise. Some thermostats have a bias or "cheater heater" built into the thermostat to add heat so the thermostat will cycle sooner to get the lower temperatures. This heater if applicable will be the smaller terminals in the center. The thermostat and heater can be checked with a meter.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 518648 Mfg Part # 33303391

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 518648

All dryers have a thermostat to regulate the temperature of the air. If the dryer is slow it can be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common. Check the venting first before replacing a cycling thermostat. A cycling thermostat has normally closed contacts that open on temperature rise. Some thermostats have a bias or "cheater heater" built into the thermostat to add heat so the thermostat will cycle sooner to get the lower temperatures. This heater if applicable will be the smaller terminals in the center. The thermostat and heater can be checked with a meter.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 1245860 Mfg Part # Y303394

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 1245860

All dryers have a thermostat to regulate the temperature of the air. If the dryer is slow it can be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common. Check the venting first before replacing a cycling thermostat. A cycling thermostat has normally closed contacts that open on temperature rise. Some thermostats have a bias or "cheater heater" built into the thermostat to add heat so the thermostat will cycle sooner to get the lower temperatures. This heater if applicable will be the smaller terminals in the center. The thermostat and heater can be checked with a meter.

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