1. Dryer takes very long to dry clothes...an extra 20 minutes or so; has some heat but less than it originally did. What part do I need?
2. Timer continues to run if shut off in mid cycle; timer does not work on left side settings. What part do I need?
Answer Hello Jim. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
The dryer seems to have heat every other time we start it. I can see the thermo coupler glow and the flames ignite, then I stop the dryer and restart it and it won't glow or ignite. If we leave it running with the heat on, it won't keep the heat on through the whole cycle. Would this most likely be a thermostat issue?
The cycling thermostat could cause this issue if the thermostat is not resetting. You will want to first check the vent to make sure that the dryer venting is clear and not obstructed. Also check the cycling thermostat to ensure that it has continuity on the outer terminals. If no continuity the part is bad and would need to be replaced.
Dryer runs but has no heat.
Answer Ron, you'll need to first make sure that you have 240v coming to the dryer and that the dryer venting and home venting are not clogged or kinked. Test for continuity on the thermostats and heating element, they should read closed. If open, it will need to be replaced. Hope this helps you. Thanks.
Dryer runs fine, shuts off after the cycle is complete, but then restarts on its own. Timer bad??
Answer Tom, check to see if there is voltage going to the timer motor after the cycle has ended. If it does you'll need to trace the timer motor wiring back into the unit to see if it is pinched or crossed over. Also you will want to check your neutral wire from the door switch to the motor and back to timer for short to ground. This would keep the timer motor operating. Also check for shorted centrifugal switch. Hope this helps you. Thanks.
I got one Kenmore electric dryer and the unit dont start! I checked the push switch and the door switch and are good. Where is the problem in this units?
Answer Hello Hector,
As with any appliance issue, the first thing to check is the power supply. If the door switch and push-to-start switches test good, you will next need to check the thermal fuse 3392519. If it turns out to be the issue and it is still in the installation location where it failed, the exhaust ducting needs to be checked for crimps or clogs. The thermal fuse is only opened by high temperatures caused by the dryer not being able to blow out the heat.
cycling thermostat is bad, but this dryer's back panel doesn't remove. I found no access panels in the area around the blower wheel housing. and ideas on gaining access to the thermostat for this maytag model?
The blower housing where the cycling thermostat is located would be a the front of the unit and requires the front panel to be removed. You do this by removing the door off the unit and removing the screws on the opposite side of where the door hinge screws are. You then grab the door opening and twist outward to release the door front panel. This should give access to the blower housing.
I am having trouble locating the thermostat and how to get to it . Can you help me?.
Answer Hello David. Release the clips in the front and raise the top of the dryer. Then remove the screws and unplug the door switch. Remove the front panel of the dryer. Now you can access the cycling thermostat.
I have an electric whirlpool dryer I'm getting no heat. I've checked all thermostats and fuse for continuity and checked plug and breaker, everything is good. The timer switch on timer does not work, but works on automatic but no heat. Should I replace the switch, will that solve my heat problem ?
Answer Lucky, You may want to start by replacing the timer W10185982. Based on your description and everything checking properly, it is the more likely issue. If the problem persists, please repost your question and include a model number, so we can advise of other checks and circuits that would need to be serviced.