The dryer takes 3 hours to dry a load of clothes.
It just isn't getting hot enough.
It is otherwise working just fine.
Answer Hello Beverly. 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.
My Maytag dryer is not heating and reading 240v at power cord. Is there a thermal switch and where it is location?
Answer Hello Coupon Eddie. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer at the terminal block. Also, check the heater 34001073 and thermal fuses 35001021 35001022 and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My Maytag dryer does not dry the clothes as quickly as it use to.
Answer Hello. Check the vent system and make sure it is venting properly. Hope this helps.