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How do you repair a Maytag dryer that is not heating?

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A Maytag dryer that is not heating can be repaired by replacing the heating element, changing the hi-limit or replacing the motor. The specific Maytag dryer repairs depend on the particular model.

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A faulty heating element is a common cause for a dryer that is not heating. The component is located under or behind the tub depending on the dryer model. Appliance owners should access the heating element and check for continuity between the element and terminals using an Ohm meter. The heating element needs to be replaced if faulty to fix the problem.

A faulty hi-limit is another common cause for a dryer that is not heating, and it needs to be changed to fix the problem. Appliance owners should first disconnect the dryer from the power source as a safety precaution. The hi-limit is usually located on the heater can and should be tested for continuity using an Ohm meter. The component should be replaced if faulty.

Finally, a faulty motor can cause a dryer not to heat. There is a built-in switch on the motor that automatically turns the heater on once the motor gets to full speed. A common solution is to blow the motor using a portable air tank or air compressor. The motor needs to be replaced if this does not work. Appliance owners are advised to call a professional Maytag appliance repair person to test the motor switch if it is suspected to be the problem.

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