My dryer does no heat very well. Maytag mde508dayw.Checked thermal fuse and thermostat and both have continuity. What else could be wrong? Heater element? Problem started after I replaced a drum seal. Everything seems to be back together though.
Answer Hello Derrick. If the dryer is heating, but taking a long time to dry the clothes, 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.
We smelled a burning smell and then the dryer would not work at all. Is there a particular cause for this that can be repaired?
Answer Hi Tina. You need to remove the power and UN hook the unit. Look at the terminal block. See if the wires there have an issue. Dryer cord part # TJ5656 3- Prong. 4-Prong is part # TJ1006. Terminal Block is part # 61923. If this is ok, then remove the front panel. Use a flashlight and look at the bottom lt. rear area. This is where the heater and thermostat is. The gray wire has a habit of not being connected tight and creates the issue. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to see if the thermostat is open. If so then test the heater repair kit is part # 37001139. It comes with the thermostats (thermal fuse and hi-limit). Make sure the dryer front panel blower seal is all intact so it does not draw in fresh cool air into the blower hsg. causing the thermostat to cycle improperly. Thank You.
We have to run the dryer three times to dry the clothes all the way. I have took out the filter and unhooked the exhaust and checked the different settings and it still not working right. Could it be the heating element?
Answer Eric, there is a remote possibility that the element is separated and causing a low heat situation, but it's very remote. When you removed the lint filter did you check for a lint build up in the duct to the blower ? You should also remove the front panel and check the blower seal for a tight fit, we could be sucking cool air into the blower and causing the thermostat to cycle improperly. From there, go with a new thermostat and thermostat heater 503979 61623 after you check the heater element for breakage. Thanks and Good Luck