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Maytag Dryer doesn't heat (LDE8304ACE)


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#1 cboyce3

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:10 PM

Our dryer is 16 yrs old and now doesn't heat in order to dry clothes. Vents appear to be free of lint build up which I've tried to keep from building up over the years. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the elements in this dryer's heating unit so I can figure out whether I should be replacing a small part, like the thermal fuse or high-limit thermostat or should just replace the whole heater assembly?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:44 PM

Make sure you're getting 240vac (nominal) at the power terminals in back of the dryer:

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Got some info on testing and replacing the heating element here ==> http://appliantology...electric-dryer/

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for the info. I pulled the heating assmbly from the dryer and tested the continuity at several points. Got continuity (a reading of ~17 ohms) across the heating element terminals. Got readings of ~0.1 ohms across the terminals for the thermal fuse and across the terminals of the high-limit thermostat. Would you agree that it looks like our heating assembly unit is still good and that I need to look elsewhere for the reason for the heating elements not coming on? If so, what should I be looking at?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

I must be writing in invisible font again. And apparently my photos aren't showing up, either. :sillytongue:

Go back re-read very first thing I said in my post. :mage:

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:37 AM

Mea culpa, Fermented GM! The back of the unit was difficult to get to and I assumed it was probably okay since the dryer was tumbling and moving cold air. Therefore, I did the continuity checks on the heating assembly as instructed first. Big mistake. I pulled the unit from its alcove this morning to do the voltage checks and could see that one of the leads from the power cord had fried! Looks like I'll be replacing the terminal block (~ $9) and the power cord. Thank you, Fermented GM.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:37 PM

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