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Ralphw

Maytag intellidry dryer MD7600AWW

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sorry model number is MDG7600AWW

 

in the timed cycle it does not dry all the way.. but timer does turn and heat does come on , but not enough.

in the intellidry cycle it heats up at first then seems to sit forever between more dry and less dry,clothing is luke warm at best and damp

 

we have damp cloths...lol:shock::(:?

 

 

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This sounds like a dryer venting problem and it's something we have to eliminate. 

Run the dryer on timed dry with the vent completely disconnected.  Air flow should be strong and hot (between 145 and 165F-- check with with a meat thermometer.  If it checks good, you have a venting problem. 

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ok......doing a load of laundry so I can try it out... in the mean time put clean new exhaust on it all the way out...ran it on timed with no exhaust reached at least 150 degrees.

there may have been a restriction where 2 pieces of duct were shoved together... it was down to about 3" diameter at the restriction.

be back in an hour or so......

 

thanks

PS should I be drinking beer while doing this?bottoms_up.gif

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Dryer venting jobs always call for copious quantities of the fermented bubbly.  :guzzle:

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lol

 

 

ok have fresh load in dryer for 1 1/2 hours on intellidry cycle...hasn't moved at all and clothes are cold and damp?????bottoms_up.gif

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Do it on timed dryer, no vent connected, high heat.

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ok finally advanced once it started to dry in the intellidry cycle. it just doesn't seem to heat up enough in that cycle so the time just sits there untill it does start to dry some,  About 2-3 hours to dry

 

* did run it on timed, high heat or regular, no exhaust hooked up and it heated to 150 that was with no clothes in it and only for 5 minutes.

* ran brand new clean 4 inch duct all the way outside so its not that

 

One thing though and this might be important................

.when i ran it with the exhaust disconnected i could hear the heater click on but did not heat up and could smell a little gas....then about one minute later I heard the click again and it did heat up.....is there some sort of igniter that could go bad that would cause all my problems?

also been smelling gas outside near where the exhaust leaves the house...

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Did you run the load with the vent disconnected? This is important. Do not attempt to second guess the Master; my thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not your ways. Wax on, wax off....

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no.... the 3 hour tour was with vent connected

 

will do next load with vent disconnected on the intellidry cycle:notworthy:

 

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Had a Maytag .. old one though.. did this same thing.. turned out the blower wheel was bad (spinning loosely on the shaft)..just wasn't moving enough air to keep it from overheating and kicking the overlimit out.. but was moving enough air to turn it off and on.. therefore warm up a small amount  and would "dry" clothes if one waited long enough...did NOT make the characteristic rattle on start up and shut down.. may have at one time... dunno.. it was a "gift" was not operating properly when received.  Follow  Samauri's advice venting advice and make certain that airflow is STRONG... ie blowing forcefully !!

Mine was blowing but not having experience with said machine I had no idea just how wimpy it was while broken until it was repaired.

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[user=665]Ralphw[/user] wrote:

will do next load with vent disconnected on the intellidry cycle

That is not the test I specified. Scroll up and re-read it.

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Here, I'll make it easy for you:

[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

Do it on timed dryer, no vent connected, high heat.

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Hey Rubbercat...thanks for the reply.....the air flow coming out the back of the dryer is very strong,

 

will run load after work tomorrow....if I make it to work that is.........with all the beerdrinking I have to do troubleshooting my dryer.

Do it on timed dryer, no vent connected, high heat.
got it

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ok drying load    timed dry-vent unhooked-hi heat.........................

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cycle finished on time....did not dry

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next load I cleaned the sensor in the dryer drum(2 metal bars) with some very fine sand paper and ran load on intellidry.....no luck ....dial sits in one spot until it starts to dry some(well over an hour), then moves as it dries with luke warm temps...

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It is a gas dryer.

Check for bad (or open-circuit) temperature sensor.

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Gas dryer....hummmm.....would also suspect weak coils on the gas valve....seen this gobs of times over the years.............

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Hello, my unheated friend.  I was perusing the content-rich website of our most-glorious host, Samurai Appliance Repair Man, while ruminating on your dryer dilemma and stumbled upon this excellent page on gas dryer burner operation.  I believe you will find it to be manna from appliance repair heaven.

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OK,, bought multi-tester......I'm goin in:ninja:

 

Moostaffa thanks for the great link

Gas Unit I'm Going to check out that temperature sensor

Pegi will the resistancer numbers on moostaff's link be good

for these maytag coils?

[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] I ran it on both that way and it comes up to temp 150+

but heat does not stay on and does not dry clothes in a normal manner. pretty much all cool air with little spurts of heat few and far between

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Something is causing your gas valve to close when it should be open.  Coils that are going out will cause this problem and could also cause the gas smell since weak coils can cause the valve to not open or close properly,  I would start with replacing the coils first if it were my dryer.

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should i bother trying to check them?

 

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I was having a similar issue, where it was taking 3 hours to dry a load, with model number MDG7057AWW, and had already replaced one of the thermostats to no affect. Then I came across this forum, and saw this discussion.

I tried drying with the vent disconnected, and the dryer still took too ong, so yesterday I replaced the coils, which did the trick.

My thanks to Pegi, Moostafa, and Samurai for the information about the coils.

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Cool.... ordered both coils yesterday, sounds like the same problem.

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Thanks Pegi,,,,thanks everybody

Got coils-5 minute job-dryer works like new:D

 

awesome website guys

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