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Maytag Dryer Doesn't Heat

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The 7 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer doesn't heat are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Thermal Fuse - Part # 915698 Mfg Part # 40113801

Thermal Fuse

RepairClinic Item # 915698

If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 3479 Mfg Part # 279834

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 3479

The gas valve has two or more electric solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner assembly. If the dryer doesn't heat one or more of the solenoids may be defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame doesn't light, replace these coils as a set.

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Flame Sensor

RepairClinic Item # 2681

Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn't heat, the flame sensor might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.

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High Limit Thermostat - Part # 867 Mfg Part # 489P3

High Limit Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 867

Although not common, if the dryer doesn't heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn't heat.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 601359 Mfg Part # 503979

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 601359

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 1068145 Mfg Part # 37001136

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 1068145

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

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Timer - Part # 1245696 Mfg Part # Y2200920

Timer

RepairClinic Item # 1245696

The timer is normally not at fault if the dryer doesn't heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer.

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