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Maytag Dryer is Too Hot

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The 7 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer is too hot 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

Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 2895 Mfg Part # 694674

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 2895

Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

$33.95

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 518648 Mfg Part # 33303391

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 518648

Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

$36.55

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 1245860 Mfg Part # Y303394

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 1245860

Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

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Felt Seal - Part # 1989 Mfg Part # 33313541

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 1989

Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

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Felt Seal - Part # 1246103 Mfg Part # Y312901

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 1246103

Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

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Blower Wheel - Part # 1245880 Mfg Part # Y303836

Blower Wheel

RepairClinic Item # 1245880

A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

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