Dryer works just not heating!

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Sharie From Panama City, FL

Sep 24, 2010

10 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Not being able to afford a new dryer we bought this dryer second hand, picked it up from the seller, moved it up a flight of stairs, plugged it in to find that it worked but didn't heat. We were so devastated and we just left it sit for a week or two because there was no time to deal with fixing it. During that time I continued to use the laundromat down the street to dry our clothes. Finally I got online to google the part number to see what I could find out and that's when I ran across this site. It gave me HOPE and all that I needed to know to fix it instead of hauling it back down those stairs and out of my life!!! First I bought an OHM meter, completely stripped down my dryer checking every part until I found one that was questionable (timer resistor assembly) and one that was definitely dead (a thermostat)...no reading! It's no wonder it was burnt out, the front cover of the dryer was impacted with lint that had no where else to go! Now I understand exactly why my mother & dad always reminded us to "clean out the lint filter". They must have gone through this once before themselves. I ordered the replacement parts late one evening and they showed up at my door by 2:00 pm the next day...it was awesome!!!!!! A big learning experience for me and it saved me a fortune. THANK YOU PartSelect, I couldn't have done it without you!!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Selector Knob

Part Number: PS2018359

In Stock

Control Thermostat

Part Number: PS2030863

In Stock

Timer Resistor Assembly

Part Number: PS2030997

In Stock