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Maytag Dryer Not Heating


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer not heating are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer not heating

Cause 1Igniter

The igniter uses heat to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the igniter is not working, the gas will not ignite, preventing the dryer from heating. To determine if the igniter has burned out, use a multimeter to test the igniter for continuity. If the igniter does not have continuity, replace it.

Part Testing
Igniter for your MaytagDryer
Igniter - Part # 1002853 Mfg Part # WP33002789

Igniter assembly for dryer gas burner.

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Cause 2Incoming Power Problem

If your dryer is not heating, then you may have an incoming power problem. Electric dryers need two legs of 120 volts AC equaling 240 volts. It is not uncommon for only one fuse or breaker to trip resulting in the dryer able to run, but not heat. The fuse box or circuit breaker should be checked or voltage measured at the outlet using a multi-meter.

Cause 3Main Control Board

The main control board might be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the main control board, check all of the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, replace the main control board. (The control board cannot be easily tested, but you can try to inspect it for signs of burning or a shorted-out component.)

Main Control Board for your MaytagDryer
Main Control Board - Part # 1122533 Mfg Part # WP35001153

Main Electronic Control Board. Note: This Part Is Often Misdiagnosed And Requires Electrical Testing With A Volt/Ohm Meter To Determine If It Is Defective.

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