Maytag Gas Dryer Not Heating


If your Maytag Dryer won’t heat, fixing the issue could be as simple as replacing a single part. In this article, we’ll run down some of the most common and uncommon issues that may be why your Maytag Dryer isn’t heating. Exercise extreme caution when dealing with electrical appliances. It’s always advised to call up a professional like the ones at Alpha Tech Appliance.


Thermal Fuse

Is your Maytag Centennial Dryer not heating? It could be a problem with the thermal fuse. When the fuse gets too hot, it cuts off the continuous electrical path that your Maytag Dryer needs to function. Use a multimeter to test your thermal fuse’s usability. If it’s broken, replace it. Oftentimes, a thermal fuse blows when the dryer’s exhaust is blocked or improperly connected.

Gas Valve Solenoid

If your Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer isn’t heating, it could be an issue with the gas valve solenoid coils. These are the valves that allow gas into the burner. You can confirm this is the reason your Maytag Gas Dryer isn’t heating by inspecting the igniter. You’ll know if the gas valve solenoid is broken if the igniter glows and goes out without igniting any gas. Even if just one of the valves goes out, you should replace both of them at the same time.



The igniter, of course, ignites the gas in the burner assembly on any Maytag Gas Dryer. If your igniter is not working correctly, your dryer will not heat. You can easily diagnose whether this is the issue by using a multimeter to test the igniter for continuity. If broken, replace the igniter.

Flame Sensor

The circulation pump might be a reason why your Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning dishes. The pump forces water up through the wash arms with the help of a motor and impeller. If the circulation pump fails, the dishes will A Maytag Gas Dryer won’t heat if the flame sensor isn’t working. First, if there’s no problem with the igniter or thermal fuse, it’s time to check out the flame sensor. Use a multimeter to gauge connectivity. Replace sensor if continuity is broken at room temperature.


Incoming Power Problem

The heating element heats the air before it enters the drum Is your Maytag Bravo Xl Dryer not heating? It could be a problem with your incoming power supply. Maytag Dryers require 240 volts to fully operate, with each leg carrying 120 volts. Sometimes one breaker will trip, meaning your dryer can spin but it won’t heat up. Check out your breaker box to make sure it didn’t flip and use a multimeter to inspect the outlet.

High Limit Thermostat

Every Maytag Atlantis Dryer is built with a high-limit thermostat so your dryer doesn’t overheat. If it malfunctions, this thermostat could shut down the dryer even if it’s not overheating. If you’ve ensured that your Maytag Dryer is not heating because of any other faulty parts, use a multimeter to test the continuity of your thermostat. Replace if damaged.


Cycling Thermostat

Any Maytag Bravo Dryer uses a cycling thermostat to regulate the heat in the dryer, flipping the element on and off to keep the drum at a steady temperature. It is rare, but possible for a cycling thermostat to fail. Check all other parts before investigating this component and replace if necessary.

Main Control Board

Is your Maytag Atlantis Dryer not heating? It could be an In rare cases, your Maytag Gas Dryer won’t heat up if the control board is broken. Inspect the board for signs of short-circuiting or burning. Ensure all other components of the dryer are working properly before you replace the control board.



Is your Maytag Atlantis Dryer not heating? It could be an In Your timer might be broken if your Maytag Dryer doesn’t heat, but it’s very rare. Test the timer with a multimeter and replace it if defective. Make sure to check all other components before testing the timer.

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