Where is the heater and fuses located on this model and how do I reach them?
Answer Hello Ken. The heater Y503978 and fuses 40113801 W10116735 are located under the drum. You will need to use a flat blade and release the clips under the top panel and raise the top of the dryer and remove the screws securing the front panel to the unit. Remove the front panel and you can access the element under the drum on the left. Make sure the unit is disconnected from power before attempting any repair. Hope this helps.
This dryer was purchased in 2007. The dryer seems to be taking longer to dry. We have to run loads longer. I cleaned the dryer duct from begining to end recently.
Answer Hi Dale. If the heating element is partially shorted, it will allow for a low heat issue. You use a volt/ohm meter part and see if the element is between 11-18 ohms, not shorted ans not open. Element part # Y503978. If the cycling thermostat is defective it will open prematurely not allowing a full heat swing. Use a thermometer in the exhaust and see if it opens @ approx. 155° and closes at 130°. Cycling thermostat is part # 37001136. Thank You.
I have purchased the hi limit thermostat....thermal fuse and the element to replace on my dryer. I need installation instructions please. Part numbers are the one above and W10116735 and 40113801. Thank you for your help.
Answer Hello Loraine. If you disconnect the power and release the clips under the front of the dryer top corners, you can raise the top of the dryer. Then remove the screws on the inside securing the front panel to the cabinet. Once the front panel is removed, you can access and replace the heater Y503978 and thermal fuse under the left side of the drum. Hope this helps.
My Maytag dryer is running but not heat drying my laundry. What could the problem be?
Answer Hi Issac. There is a thermostat part # is W10116735. Clean your venting and insure that your vent hood/ cap outside works well also. Thank you.
Does the heating element use 220 Volts? I hear a crackling noise for a short while during a cycle requiring heat, and I wondered if the element is a 110 Volt element, but it could be receiving more that 110 Volts thus causing the unusual noise. The dryer only makes the unusual noises coming from the rear during cycles requiring heat. Running in a no-heat cycle produces no unusual noises.
Answer Hi Mike. Yes your heating element uses 220vac to operate correctly. The crackling might be caused by a restriction in the vent hose or in the vent cap / hood assembly outside. Please make sure your vent system is totally clear and working properly. Make sure all the heat will not be able to back - up into the dryer and cause overheating issues. This will lead to crackling noises, lint backing up and immediate failure issues . If we can assist further , please let us know. Thank - you.
Where is the heater and fuses located and can I pull up a diagram?
Answer Hello Richard. The heater and the thermal fuses are located inside the dryer on the back wall under the drum. Here is a link to the diagram for you. Hope this helps. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=19412&diagram_id=28449751
Dryer is blowing cold air. Is it the heatng element, and how do I replace it?
Answer Hello Chuck. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Also check the heater Y503978 and thermal fuses W10116735 40113801 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
Where are the fuses located?
Answer Hello Betty. The fuses are mounted on the heater. Hope this helps.