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MDG6460AWW Maytag Dryer not heating and timer stopped advancing drum runs though

Donnny75

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So my wife said washer makes noise. And close are too wet. I ran a wash came back during spin cycle and u would hear the spin start then this sharp noise and spin would start again to build rpm then the noise eventually it spun but not full speed for any duration. I lifted lid during this and that same noise and drum locked up. Close lid spin starts again repeat with noises. I then noticed it made noise sometimes on agitate too. It's still being used with smaller loads.

Added Dryer model number
 
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Jake

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A model number would help, the model number tag is usually located under the lid or on the top of the control console.

It sounds like either the belt, bearings, or transmission is going bad on your machine.

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OK so replaced washer now dryer stopped heating and timer stopped advancing drum runs though. I think it's matching set not sure
 

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Like I said, without a model number we are dead in the water.

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

replaced washer now dryer stopped heating and timer stopped advancing drum runs though. I think it's matching set not sure
With a brand new washer and dryer set?

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Donnny75

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No just washer. Dryer is MDG6460AWW no heat no dial movement happened suddenly no previous events.
 

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Ok, got it!

Does the dryer even turn on and run? But just no heat and the timer doesn't advance?

Put the timer on AIR DRY/NO HEAT cycle and see if the timer advances to OFF.
 

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It means your cycling thermostat is bad.

Its located on your blower wheel housing, here it is:
Thermostat WP307250


If it still does not advance, it means your timer is bad.

WP33002803 Timer


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Donnny75

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OK so it does advance... That means timer and cycling are good I assume....judging by what comes in repair kits it's 1 of 3 things. Ignitor, gas valve coil or flame sensor
 

Donnny75

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So next step is to take front off and watch for ignition? If no glow check flame sensor? If ignites and quits it's gas valve? So what is start sequence of events in gas dryer. Timer starts, drum turns, ignitor heats, gas flows n lights, sensor kills ignitor, burner operates until cycle changes/ thermostats shut it off?
 

Donnny75

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OK so it does advance... That means timer and cycling are good I assume....judging by what comes in repair kits it's 1 of 3 things. Ignitor, gas valve coil or flame sensor
Are u saying if it advances then cycling thermo may be bad? This would stop heat and timer from operating? And is that exact part needed or is there a substitute I'm not finding that part# referenced on Amazon. 60 for that sensor is a bit much I take it that it interrupts circuit at a set temperature for air in drum. I see this sensor is special has 5 prongs. I'm finding it for 30 on Google.
 
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Jake

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In AUTO-DRY the timer advances only when the heat is off, in TIMED-DRY the timer advances all the time.

Don't search parts on Google, they will mislead you with cheap aftermarket parts on amazon. Its always best to ONLY get OEM parts from appliance parts stores like AppliancePartsPros and RepairClinic and they Always have a 365 day warranty on ALL parts.

You can use a multimeter to ohm test the cycling thermostat per this video:


ALSO, ohm test your thermal fuse. It that is bad, the dryer will run, but never heat.

Its located on the blower wheel housing, Unplug your dryer first and ohm the thermal fuse for continuity with a multimeter.

Watch this video to ohm test it:


Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order if yours is bad:
WP33001762 Thermal Fuse


Watch this video to access/replace it:


Jake
 
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