One can troubleshoot a Maytag dryer by checking for power issues, ensuring the lint screen is clean, checking safety features, checking settings and making certain the dryer has been properly installed. Consulting the Maytag user manual or website may be helpful. If needed, one should call a repair person.
If the dryer does not turn on, it may be due to a power issue. Power issues may include one or two blown fuses, a tripped circuit breaker or an inadequate power source. If the dryer runs on gas, the gas supply line valve needs to be in the open position to operate.
A dryer that runs and does not dry clothes may be caused by a lint screen that is not thoroughly clean, clothing loads that are too large, kinks or dirt in the exterior vent or a cold room. As of 2015, the recommended temperature for a room with a Maytag dryer is 45 degrees Fahrenheit or more.
One should check if the dryer’s door is shut, because Maytag dryers generally do not operate, if the door is not thoroughly closed. One should also check the dryer’s settings to make sure they are correct.
If the dryer shakes or is very noisy, it may be on an uneven surface. This can affect how the dryer’s sensor works. The dryer should also have been installed with a metal exhaust fan using 4-inch vent material for best performance.