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FIXED MEDX655DW1 Maytag Electric Dryer runs but no heat


Premium Member
Aug 24, 2011
Model Number
6-10 years
Hi Guys, our Maytag MEDX655DW1 dryer runs fine but there's no heat. When wifey wakes up and I can start making noise without reprisal I'm going to pull off the back and vacuum (it hasn't been done in about a year)-- then test the thermal fuse (I ordered a new one last night in case that's it). Also saw the thread about a burned wire at the terinal block and I'll check that too. If all this doesn't solve the issue-- any more thoughts? I'll post back with my results-- thanks in advance... Jim

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Q: My electric dryer runs but will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating?
A: Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating: house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.

Dryer not heating help link.

jeff sr.
Thanks for the response Jeff. After some diagnostics I replaced the thermal fuse (blown), hi-limit thermostat and the operating thermostat (the latter two weren't blown but I replaced as a precaution), I also replaced the power cord as the red wire was showing some discoloration and melting--the connectors and block were fine. There was a fair amount of lint in the dryer and the duct and rook exhaust port were also pretty affected. The dryer appears to be fixed now.

I'm usually pretty good about checking the duct but I have to say it's been a good year or so since the last time I cleaned it all out. I'm pretty sure that's why the dryer overheated and blew the fuse. Also that port is on a high roof and I had to check it with binoculars. I modified the attic dryer duct with a removable section to be able to check both the exhaust port on the roof and the section that comes out of the attic floor. The rest of it I can access from 2nd floor laundry room. Thanks again!


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