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Maytag MDE2400AYW Not Drying


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:25 PM

So the dryer spins and forces air out the exhaust but there is no heat. Takes several cycles to dry a single load. I checked the exhaust system for clogs and checked the door at the vent to make sure it swings. The exhaust is flexible metal hose, which I know is not ideal, but it only runs a short distance and has worked without a problem for over a year since we moved in to this house. I'm thinking heating coil/element next but wanted to get some opinions first. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:40 PM

... I'm thinking heating coil/element next but wanted to get some opinions first.

could be,
OR one of the (2) Thermal Fuses
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:20 AM

forces air out the exhaust but there is no heat. Takes several cycles to dry a single load.



There must be some heat or they would never dry - these symptoms point to an airflow issue. Because the unit has worked over a year as it is - does not say that the venting is not suspect. You may have to remove the front panel from the dryer and clean lint which has collected in the blower - then try a test run with the vent disconnected to see if the clothes will dry after just one cycle.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:12 PM

Very good point about that fact that there must be some heat. Checked the venting for lint but not the inside of the dryer. Will inspect tonight.

If it is indeed a thermal fuse, anyone know where they would be on this unit? Also, when I find the fuses, can I inspect them visually for failure or will they need to be tested with a multi-meter? Lastly, if one or both of the fuses are blown, wouldn't that typically indicate that there is another problem with the heating system? I don't know, just trying to apply what I think I know about normal electrical fuses.

thanks for the comments. You both have been very helpful already.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:43 PM

... when I find the fuses, can I inspect them visually for failure or will they need to be tested with a multi-meter?
... if one or both of the fuses are blown, wouldn't that typically indicate that there is another problem with the heating system?
... If it is indeed a thermal fuse, anyone know where they would be on this unit?

1) One Thermal Fuse has a re-set button, the other must be tested with a multi-meter
2) usually indicates a problem with the Vent System, but could also be a Heater that is partially shorted to chassis (ground) (multi-meter test)
3) Thermostat Removal
Disconnect power supply to unit.
Remove Top Cover.
Remove screws and Heater Shield.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

Found a bunch of lint in the blower. Cleaned it out. Works like a charm. The lint trap in this unit doesn't do the greatest job.

Thank you both for your help.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

Good Job on the repair - and thanks for the follow up !

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