Maytag dryer issue


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Old 12-17-17, 12:13 PM
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Maytag dryer issue

I have a Maytag electric dryer that is not drying clothes completely. I have cleaned and vacuumed out the venting. I have pulled the bottom panel and I can see the element heat up and cool down, and I have watched it cycle on and off a couple times but it still shuts off early with wet clothes
 
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Old 12-17-17, 12:21 PM
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Did you disconnect the dryer from the vent and clean it all the way to outside ?
That's the number 1 cause of the problem you are experiencing.
 
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Old 12-17-17, 12:28 PM
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yes i did, the vent has a dip so I just figured that is where all the lint would accumulate. so i vacuumed from the dryer up and to the inside of the dryer, then I separated the venting and went both ways
 
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Old 12-17-17, 12:59 PM
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How does laundry feel coming out of the washer? Something as simple as a loose or worn belt on the washing machine can affect the spin cycle, allowing laundry to go to the dryer wetter than it can handle within a normal cycle.
 
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Old 12-17-17, 02:23 PM
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Easiest way to check vent is to disconnect it and dry a load of clothes. If dries normally than you still have a vent problem. You can check temperature at the outlet of dryer. Should be around 150 to 160 and cycle down to around 100 than back up. Do this with a empty dryer.
Be sure that you did not pinch the vent in back of dryer.
 
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Old 12-17-17, 05:00 PM
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There is no way i pinched the vent, but I will check the temps next
Thanks for all the input
 
 

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