Maytag Dryer Troubleshooting
Maytag Dryer Troubleshooting

Maytag Dryer Troubleshooting

If you're looking for help fixing your Maytag Dryer, look no further! Our comprehensive Maytag Dryer Troubleshooting guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model's error codes.

Power Problems 
If your Maytag dryer doesn't turn on at all, it could be a matter of power. Before blaming the machine, check your household fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Maytag's electric dryers require two fuses or circuit breakers -- one for mechanical operation and one for heat - so you may need to reset the breaker or replace both fuses. Ensure that your dryer is plugged in to an outlet capable of providing adequate power; Maytag's units typically require 240 volts of power. 

The Simple Stuff 
Most Maytag dryers have a safety feature that prevents them from starting if the door is not completely closed, so make sure the door is shut securely before you panic. Likewise, Maytag's dryers typically require you to firmly press and hold the knob labeled “Push to Start”; a quick press may not do the trick. If you're aiming to dry, don't select the “Air Fluff” option included on many Maytag dryers, as this setting simply tumbles clothes rather than drying them. If you have a gas dryer that isn't heating your clothes, make sure the gas supply line valve is in the open position. 

Damp Loads 
Sometimes, your dryer cylinder turns and produces heat, but the clothes still feel damp after a complete cycle. To address this problem, always clean your Maytag dryer's lint screen thoroughly before use. In some cases, a load may simply be too big to dry properly; separate the load into portions for faster, more effective drying. Exhaust issues sometimes prevent proper drying. In this case, remove any lint or debris from the exterior vent and ensure that the vent run is free of kinks. Cold weather can also affect drying results in unheated rooms; Maytag notes that proper dryer operation requires temperatures of above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. 

More Troubleshooting Tips 
If your Maytag dryer works, but it vibrates or produces lots of noise, make sure it's on a completely level surface and has its four included legs installed - this also ensures proper operation of your dryer's sensor. Likewise, tightly bunched wet clothes lead to noise, so keep your loads loosely packed. In some cases, a faulty exhaust vent makes for inadequate drying power. During installation, use a metal exhaust vent with 4-inch vent material for optimal operation. On many Maytag models, error codes staring with “F” indicate that the machine needs service. If you encounter this or any other problem that exceeds the scope of simple troubleshooting, schedule a service appointment through Maytag's official website.

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I purchased My Maytag Washer and Dryer set from Lowe's, which was a ve
I purchased My Maytag Washer and Dryer set from Lowe's, which was a very good experience all the way, back in June 2017. After two years I can finally give an honest review. We love this set even though it is not as quiet as the old Maytag washers. Still is but not as. We have not had one bit of trouble from either the washer or dryer. The next size larger would have been the better choice for us since we now have king size bedspreads to wash. It still does the job though, just one piece at a time. A lot of people complain about the smaller amount of water used but it still cleans clothes quite well. If you need more water just use deep water wash or for even more water use the setting for bulky sheets which really fills up the water level.
Published: May 24, 2020
James of Springfield, Missouri

I bought a Maytag washer and dryer at Lowe's when I bought my home-the
I bought a Maytag washer and dryer at Lowe's when I bought my home-the price was great and I have not been disappointed in them-have had them over 3 years now. My washer has a stainless steel tup and is a top loader. The combo of the two was less than $1,000. The washing machine has deep clean, heavy load or light load, hot, warm or cool water settings, a hand wash setting and many other features that I think most consumers can appreciate.
Published: May 24, 2020
Shirley of Corpus Christi, TX

I have a Maytag purchased about a year ago. My old Maytag lasted 16 years.
I have a Maytag purchased about a year ago. My old Maytag lasted 16 years. The salesman told us that they are now built to last 8 years. It’s pretty noisy, so much so that I have to close the door to the utility room. I guess it gets the clothes clean but it used very little water. Fortunately my model has an agitator but nothing like the old kind. After looking at many models, I feel this was the best choice for the value. It is top loading which I like.
Published: May 24, 2020
Valerie of Rosharon, TX

Bought used and still performs like a champ. It's old. Have the matchi
Bought used and still performs like a champ. It's old. Have the matching dryer but that quit working some time ago so I hang dry clothes.
Published: May 23, 2020
Maureen of Jackson, NJ

I purchased this Maytag washer/dryer set in February 2017 and I am very, ve
I purchased this Maytag washer/dryer set in February 2017 and I am very, very happy with it. This is a brand that has proven dependable for more than 80+ years. This is a low water washer that saves money on energy bills. I love the extra large capacity and was very concerned how well it would clean without an agitator. But having confidence in the name, which is why I purchased this set, I was very pleased with the cleaning power. The only disadvantage I see is with the soak cycle which is timed. I would like to have an option to soak indefinitely. So if you are trying to remove blood stains, you may have to use the soak cycle a few times before all the blood is removed. (Assuming that you are only using cold water and no additives.)
Published: May 15, 2020
Mark of Nixa, MO

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