maytag dryer

felix

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my dryer is not heating up and it runs constantly.

model # mde9206ayw

Before i took it apart I did some quick checks, i had it running with the door open by holding the switch and there
was no heat...as I turn the timer rapidly many turns it did start giving some heat, but it did not last. I tried this several more times and banging the dryer around and it would still give a litle heat and then stop.

Things I have checked:

there is 220v to the wall and the back of the dryer

On the heating element the high limit th'st has continuity.

my blue wire going from the cord to the motor shows 110, and the black wire going from the power cord to the timer shows 110.

the black wire from the motor going to the heating element shows 35v, if i am doing it right. On the vent there is a cycling th'st wihich has a purple wire going to the heat alemment and it also shows 35v.

Any advice?

thanks...felix

the thermal fuse has continuity
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Thermal fuses in this dryer stop everything and not the heat.

my blue wire going from the cord to the motor shows 110, and the black wire going from the power cord to the timer shows 110.

the black wire from the motor going to the heating element shows 35v, if i am doing it right. On the vent there is a cycling th'st wihich has a purple wire going to the heat alemment and it also shows 35v.
A copy:

Test for 220-240 volts to heating element, 220-240 volts to the element and no heat = bad element. The new element comes with directions. The element must be physically broken to be bad. If you have no power at the heating element, remove power, remove wires to the heating element and isolate them so that they can't touch anything. Reinstall power and check each wire for power from the wire to the dryer cabinet, one wire will probably show 120 volts and the other will show zero. Make note of the color of the wire that has no power, remove power to the dryer and check the wiring diagram to find out where that color wire goes to. EG: - wires might be black and purple, if the black wire (example only) was the one that had no power, look at the wiring diagram to find out where that goes to and check only those parts, no need to check the other colored wire parts as they are working.

jeff.
 

felix

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well i must be checking it wrong.

what i the corect way to check? I can only see one power supply tp yhe heat element, and it was showing 35 on my volt meter.
 

jeff1

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Heating element will have 2 wires going to it...older ones screwed on and newer ones push on....



what i the corect way to check?
Test for 220-240 volts to heating element, 220-240 volts to the element and no heat = bad element. The new element comes with directions. The element must be physically broken to be bad. If you have no power at the heating element, remove power, remove wires to the heating element and isolate them so that they can't touch anything. Reinstall power and check each wire for power from the wire to the dryer cabinet, one wire will probably show 120 volts and the other will show zero. Make note of the color of the wire that has no power, remove power to the dryer and check the wiring diagram to find out where that color wire goes to. EG: - wires might be black and purple, if the black wire (example only) was the one that had no power, look at the wiring diagram to find out where that goes to and check only those parts, no need to check the other colored wire parts as they are working.

jeff.
 
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