Maytag Dryer Won't Heat


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Old 08-16-05, 06:04 PM
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Maytag Dryer Won't Heat

Our Maytag DE882 dryer won't heat. Dryer drum spins, air blows, timer works but heat doesn't turn on anymore.

Checked vent and unplug hose - not blocked
Checked thermostat for continuity - zero ohms
Turned circuit breaker off then on again
Heating coils do not appear to be damaged physically.

Any thoughts?
 
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Old 08-16-05, 08:07 PM
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did you check this part.
http://www.partselect.com/xq/aspx/In...m?SourceCode=1

These are fuses and will not reset themselves after tripping. The heat will not come on if it blows. You have more than 1 thermostat.

"Checked thermostat for continuity - zero ohms"
 
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Old 08-17-05, 08:08 AM
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ThermostatS have continuity

joneq,

Thanks for the reply.

I checked 2 thermostats for continuity and both were fine; (1) attached to heater unit and (2) in the motor assembly path.

I used the part number link that you referenced above. I couldn't find that fuse inside the dryer, I think I have an older version dryer that had a different fuse. from diagrams on the web it would be in place of fuse (2) mentioned above.

Assuming those fuses are fine (I will triple check) is there another possibility?
 
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Old 08-17-05, 08:36 AM
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Do you have anything like this---the long one is the fuse.. What series--not serial # is this. Maybe add the serial # too. Series # is right after the model # and before the serial #
 
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Old 08-17-05, 04:55 PM
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joneq,

Thanks again for the reply. Needed to get home to check. I have series 5 which does not have that thermal fuse in it.

I re-checked the thermostats and both have continuity. Am running the dryer right now with the vent completely open and while alot of air is coming out its still not hot.

Other ideas? Is there a way to check the heating elements?
 
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Old 08-17-05, 05:20 PM
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Heating element is broken

joneq,

problem found (not yet solved). I took the heating element out and its broken in the middle. I'm guessing that's the problem.
 
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Old 08-17-05, 05:50 PM
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somehow I thought you checked that.


"Heating coils do not appear to be damaged physically".



A broken heater element--that sounds like the ticket.
 
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Old 08-17-05, 06:27 PM
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Yeah,

Did not appear until I took the unit out and pull on the coil. Popped right out of the holder.

Thanks again for your advice
 
 

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