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Maytag Tumble Dryer Problems And Troubleshooting

Got a Maytag tumble dryer that’s experiencing operating issues? Look at Maytag tumble dryer problems and troubleshooting here...

Maytag dryer problems

Maytag dryer not starting

There's a range of issues that can cause your Maytag dryer not to start and these include the power source. Common problems lie with a faulty power socket, blown fuses, and tripped circuit breakers - all easily resolved by an experienced engineer.

An unlatched dryer door indicates a lock that won't engage and the latch may need replacing. Other issues can be with operating programmes that when selected prevent the dryer from starting. The problem could also lie with a defective thermal fuse that has sensed overheating or a broken start switch.

Maytag dryer not drying

If your Maytag dryer isn’t drying the reason could be a problem with the dryer moisture sensor. This sensor aims to monitor the remaining moisture in the load and adjust the drying cycle as necessary. A blocked lint screen can also cause this issue as airflow is restricted and your clothes stay damp. An obstructed vent can cause air circulation to be too low and can result in damage to your laundry.

Maytag dryer timer not working

The timer may stop working due to a faulty motor, defective wiring, or even excessive use. If you find that the timer is unable to advance this is typically a motor fault. If the dryer timer won’t stop this could be caused by a ventilation issue. If vents are clear the timer may be experiencing continuity issues, again with the motor being the probable source.

If the timer knob is fixed and you’re unable to move it, it should be replaced.

Maytag dryer drum not spinning

When this happens a likely faulty component is the drive belt. This can quite easily break and cause the drum not to spin. Other issues can be related to the drum rollers that need to freely rotate or the drum roller axle that supports the rollers.

Drum bearings and drum support bearings can wear out, as can the idler pulley. In some cases, the drive motor may be the culprit and will need replacing.

Maytag dryer not heating up

A defective heating element can cause this problem as it can break, burn out, or simply stop working. Another common cause of this is a broken motor which means the drum won’t turn. Power not getting to the motor could be due to faulty circuits, connections, or fuses.

The door switch may be defective, stopping the connection to your tumbler dryer and preventing it from running. This can be easily repaired or replaced.

Maytag tumble dryer error codes

Depending on the model of your Maytag dryer, error codes may help you diagnose the problem, even if you can’t resolve the issue without professional help. See a range of error codes below:

  • 01: the thermistor or temperature sensor is defective and is sensing a blocked exhaust airflow
  • 02: your tumble dryer isn’t heating and heating system components are at fault
  • 03: a door switch failure implies that there are loose connections or the wire harness or door switch is damaged
  • 04: the drive motor relay on the control board has failed and the control board may need replacing
  • 08: a key has stuck on the control panel and if it cannot be freed the control panel will need to be replaced
  • PF: this indicates a power failure that occurred whilst your tumble dryer was running. If this happens frequently the electrics should be professionally investigated.

Need a Maytag dryer repair?

Repairing a Maytag dryer is a job done on a regular basis by highly trained technicians using specialist tools and equipment. Maytag dryer repairs in London are delivered with a six-month quality guarantee and are available six days a week for no extra fee.