Maytag dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for Maytag dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

Maytag Electric and gas dryer troubleshooting

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Dryer will not runDoor not closed completely.Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.
PUSH to START knob not pressed firmly or held long enough.Press and hold the PUSH to START knob until you hear the dryer drum moving.
Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Wrong type of fuse.Use a time-delay fuse.
Dryer will not heatHousehold fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Supply line valve not open.For gas dryers, make sure that the valve on the gas supply line is open.
Humming or whining noise with Steam cycle selected (on some models)Water inlet valve on dryer is running.The water inlet valve on the dryer is used during the Steam function. If the dryer has just been installed or unused for an extended period, the valve may be louder and run longer. This is normal. NOTE: The valve may make this noise even with no water line connected.
Thumping noiseDryer hasn’t been used in a while.This is normal. The thumping sound should diminish after a few minutes of use.
Rattling or vibrating noiseA small object caught between the edges of dryer drum.Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Dryer isn’t properly leveled.The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions. All four dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothing is balled up in dryer.When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Clicking noiseGas valve operating.On gas dryers, you may hear the gas valve clicking as it opens and closes. This is normal.
Clothes are not dryingLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
satisfactorily or drying times are too longThe exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with lint, restricting air movement.Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. See Installation Instructions.
The exhaust vent is not the correct length.Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. See Installation Instructions.
The exhaust vent diameter is not the correct size.Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
The Air Only cycle or Air Fluff temperature setting has been selected.Select the right cycle or temperature for the types of items being dried. See “Cycle Guide".
The load is too large and heavy to dry quickly.Separate the load to tumble freely.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too long (cont)Fabric softener sheets are blocking the grille.The air outlet grille is just inside the door, behind the lint screen. Check that it is not blocked by a fabric softener sheet. Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
The dryer is located in a room with temperature below 45°F (7°C).Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
The dryer is located in a closet.Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See Installation Instructions.
Cycle time is too shortThe load may not be contacting the sensor strips on Sensor Dry Cycles.Level the dryer. See Installation Instructions. All four dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothes are coming out of the Steam cycles with damp or wet spots.Under certain environmental or installation conditions you may experience underdrying. Select the Steam Refresh cycle.
The Sensor Dry Cycles are ending early.Use Timed Dry for very small loads. Change the Dry Level setting on Sensor Dry cycles. Increasing or decreasing the Dry Level setting will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on loadLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
Stains on loadImproper use of fabric softener.Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your items. Do not use fabric softener sheets with Steam Cycles.
Stains on drumLoose dyes in clothes.Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledThe load was not removed from dryer at the end of the cycle.Select Steam Refresh cycles (on some models) to tumble the load with water and heat. These cycles are best for smoothing out wrinkles and reducing odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetic items. NOTE: Refer to item care label instructions. Dry clean only items are not recommended.
Use a Wrinkle Prevent or Wrinkle Control cycle to tumble the load without heat to avoid wrinkling.
Dryer tightly packed.Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely and reduce formation of wrinkles.
For steam cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
OdorsRecent painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located.Ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
For Steam Cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
The electric dryer is being used for the first time.The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.
Load too hotLaundry items were removed from the dryer before the end of the cycle.Allow Cool Down cycle to finish before removing laundry from dryer. All cycles are cooled slowly to reduce wrinkling and make it easier to handle. Items removed before Cool Down may feel very warm.
A high temperature cycle was used or a separate temperature control was set to high.Select a lower temperature, and use a sensor drying cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture level in the load and shut off when the load reaches the selected dryness. This reduces overdrying.

Maytag MEDC400VW dryer troubleshooting

ProblemCause
Dryer will not run■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ Is the correct power supply available? Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
■ Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
■ Is the dryer door firmly closed?
■ Was the Start button firmly pressed?
■ Is a cycle selected? The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Prevent position. Move the dial past OFF.
No heat■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Unusual sounds■ Has the dryer had a period of non-use? If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
■ Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer? Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
■ Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
■ Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the clothing knotted or balled up? When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer. Timer does not noticeably advance
■ Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry? The timer moves slowly and continuously for the timed setting.
■ Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying? The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot■ Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load
■ Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
■ Is the exhaust vent the correct length? Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the Installation Instructions.
■ Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
■ Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC).
■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. Sides and front of dryer require a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and the rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
■ Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short■ Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on load■ Is the lint screen clogged? Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Stains on load or drum■ Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors■ Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located? If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
■ Is the electric dryer being used for the first time? The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Maytag CYE3005AYW dryer troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Doesn’t Run• Be sure the door is shut
• Check to make sure the electrical cord is plugged in.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Push the control dial in again if the door was opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t Heat• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Select a heat setting, not air fluff.
• Check that the gas supply is on for gas dryers.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t Dry ProperlyCheck all of the above, plus ...
• Check the exhaust hood outside the house, make sure it opens and closes freely.
• Check exhaust system for lint buildup. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
• Use rigid 4” metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 wash load = 1 dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
• Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
Is Noisy• Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
• It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
• The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.
• A clicking noise may be the timer advancing.
• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Control Knob Advances Slowly (select models)• This is normal operation for an Auto Dry or Sensor cycle, especially at the beginning of cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control knob will advance more quickly.
Dries Unevenly• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the More Dry setting if desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Has an Odor• Household odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer draws the air from the room, heats it, pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room completely before using the dryer.

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