Dryer not staying hot. Heat shuts off and doesn't come back on.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMde5500ayw

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Raymond From Marlton, NJ

Aug 19, 2011

16 out of 21 people found this instruction helpful

Detach front door and pop off front panel. Replaced heating unit on right and all parts on unit. Replaced cycling timer and thermostor on left. The thermostat was the last item replaced. We did this on three stages. First we replaced heating element, still had problem. Then we replaced the high limit and cycling thermostats, still had problem. Had a repairman out. He could not figure it out, because there were no error codes. He suggested replacing the thermostor. We did that and it fixed our problem. We could have saved alot if we did that first, but no one mentioned that part.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat (Now subbed to Cycling Thermostat - Limit: 135/155)

Part Number: PS384006

$31.98
In Stock

High Limit Thermostat

Part Number: PS2029367

$26.97
In Stock

Heater Relay

Part Number: PS2029808

$29.65
In Stock

Moisture Sensor

Part Number: PS2035633

$18.17
In Stock