Maytag dryer troubleshooting

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Maytag Bravos XL, Maxima dryer troubleshooting

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Dryer will not runDoor not closed completely.Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.
START/PAUSE button not pressed firmly or held long enough.Press and hold the START/PAUSE button 2-5 seconds.
Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Wrong type of fuse.Use a time-delay fuse.
Dryer will not heatHousehold fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Supply line valve not open.For gas dryers, make sure that the valve on the gas supply line is open.
Humming or whining noise with Steam cycle selectedWater valve on dryer is running.The water valve on the dryer is used during the Steam function. If the dryer has just been installed or unused for an extended period, the valve may be louder and run longer. This is normal.
Thumping noiseDryer hasn’t been used in a while.This is normal. The thumping sound should diminish after a few minutes of use.
Rattling or vibrating noiseA small object caught between the edges of dryer drum.Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Dryer isn’t properly leveled.The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. All four dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothing is balled up in dryer.When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Clicking noiseGas valve operating.On gas dryers, you may hear the gas valve clicking as it opens and closes. This is normal.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too longLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
The exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with lint, restricting air movement.Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
The exhaust vent is not the correct length.Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
The dryer is not level.Clothes not contacting the moisture sensors during Automatic cycles.
The exhaust vent diameter is not the correct size.Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
The Air Only temperature setting has been selected.Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too longThe load is too large and heavy to dry quickly.Separate the load to tumble freely.
Fabric softener sheets are blocking the grille.The air outlet grille is just inside the door, behind the lint screen. Check that it is not blocked by a fabric softener sheet.
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
The dryer is located in a room with temperature below 45F (7C).Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
The dryer is located in a closet.Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5” (127 mm).
Cycle time is too shortThe load may not be contacting the sensor strips on Sensor Cycles.Level the dryer. Dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothes are coming out of the Steam cycles with damp or wet spots.Under certain environmental or installation conditions you may experience underdrying. Select the Custom Refresh cycle. Then select the appropriate number of garments for the load from the Number of Garments option.
The sensor cycle is ending early.Change the dryness level setting on Sensor Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle. If loads are consistently ending too early
Lint on loadLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
Lint on loadLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
Stains on loadImproper use of fabric softener.Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Do not use fabric softener sheets with steam cycles.
Stains on drumLoose dyes in clothes.Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledThe load was not removed from dryer at the end of the cycle.Select Auto or Custom Refresh cycle (on some models) to tumble the load with water and heat. These cycles are best for smoothing out wrinkles and reducing odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetic garments.
The dryer was overloaded.Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. When using the Custom Refresh cycle (on some models), be sure to select the correct number of garments to be refreshed. Results may also vary depending on fabric type. This cycle is best for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetics.
For steam cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on. .
OdorsRecent painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located.Ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
For steam cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
Odors are left in garments after wearing.To remove odors left in garments after wearing, select Auto Refresh. This cycle is best for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetics.
Load too hotLoad removed before cooldown portion of cycle complete.Allow the dryer to complete the cooldown portion of the cycle before removing the load.
Using Timed Dry cycle with a high temperature setting.Select a Sensor cycle with a lower heat setting to avoid overdrying the load.
“PF” (power failure)The drying cycle has been interrupted by a power failure.Press and hold START to resume the cycle, or press POWER to select a new cycle
“L2” Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition)There may be a problem with your home power supply keeping the dryer’s heater from turning on.The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.
“PF” (power failure)The drying cycle has been interrupted by a power failure.Press and hold START to resume the cycle, or press POWER to select a new cycle
“L2” Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition)There may be a problem with your home power supply keeping the dryer’s heater from turning on.The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Confirm the power cord is properly installed.
Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
“F# E#” (F1 E1, F3 E1, etc.) variable service codes.The dryer is in need of service.If a code beginning with an “F” appears in the display. Alternating between F# and E#, the dryer control has detected a problem that requires service. Call for service.

Maytag Bravos, Centennial, Front Load, Epic Z dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Dryer will not runHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start/Pause button firmly pressed?Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start/Pause button for 2-5 seconds.
No heatHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Unusual soundsHas the dryer had a period of non-use?If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.
Is the clothing knotted or balled up?When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Dryer displaying code message"PF" (power failure), check the following: Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?Depending on the length of the power outage, you may be able to resume the cycle by simply pressing START/PAUSE; otherwise, press POWER/CANCEL and then start a new drying cycle
"F" Variable (FI, F2, F20, etc.) service codes:Call for service
"L2" Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition):The drum will turn, but there may be a problem with your home power supply keeping the dryer's heater from turning on. The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
In the U.S.A. - Confirm the power cord is properly installed.
Select a Timed Cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
"AF" (low airflow condition):The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Clean lint screen.
Check to see if the vent run from the dryer to the wall is crushed or kinked.
Confirm the vent run from the dryer to the wall is free of lint and debris.
Confirm the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint and debris.
Confirm your vent system falls withing the recommended run length and number of elbows for the type of vent you are using.
Select a Timed Cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, have your entire home venting run cleaned.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hotIs the lint screen clogged with lint?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45F (7"C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm) of airspace, and the sides and front of the dryer require a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm).
Has the Air Fluff modifier been selected?Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?Separate the load to tumble freely.
Are all your Sensor cycle loads consistently not as dry as you would like?You may change the preset Dryness Level settings to increase dryness for all Sensor cycles.
Cycle time too shortIs the sensor cycle ending early?The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer.
Change the dryness level setting on Sensor Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on loadIs the lint screen clogged?Clean lint screen. Check for air movement
Stains on load or drumWas dryer fabric softener properly used?Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing
Loads are wrinkledWas the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
OdorsHave you recently been painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle.

Maytag Neptune, MDG5500AWW, MDE2400AYW, 2000 Series dryer troubleshooting

Doesn’t Run• Be sure the door is latched shut.
• Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet.
• Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
• Press the Cycle Selector dial again if the door is opened during the cycle.
Doesn’t Heat• Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
• Select a heat setting, not Air Fluff.
• On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
Doesn’t Dry• Check all of the above, plus...
• Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely.
• Check exhaust system for lint build-up. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
• Use 4” rigid metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 Wash load = 1 Dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
• Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.
Is Noisy• Check the load for objects such as coins, loose buttons, nails, etc. Remove promptly.
• It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
• Be sure the dryer is leveled properly
• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
Dries Unevenly• Seams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the Very Dry setting if desired.
• If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results.
Has an Odor• Household odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer draws the air from the room, heats it, pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room completely before using the dryer.
Dryer shuts off before load is dry• Clothes load is too small. Add more similar items or a few towels and restart the cycle.
• Clothes load is too large. Remove some of the load and restart the dryer.

Maytag PYE2300AYW dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
DOESN’T RUNBe sure the door is latched shut.
Be sure the power cord is plugged into a live electrical outlet.
Check the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
Push the Control dial in again if the door was opened during the cycle.
DOESN’T HEATCheck the home’s circuit breaker and fuses.
Select a heat setting, not air-fluff.
On a gas dryer, check that the gas supply is on.
Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.
DOESN’T DRYBe sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close freely.
Check exhaust system for lint build-up. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
Use 4" rigid metal exhaust duct.
Do not overload. 1 Wash load = 1 Dryer load.
Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
Large, bulky items like blankets or comforters may require repositioning to ensure even drying.
Check that the washer is draining properly to extract adequate water from the load
Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels
Check the load for objects such as coins, loose buttons, nails, etc. Remove promptly.
It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle
Be sure the dryer is leveled properly
CONTROL KNOB ADVANCES SLOWLYThis is normal operation for an IntelliDry cycle, especially at the beginning of the cycle. Once the load begins to dry, the control knob will start to advance. The rate of advancement will be slow at the beginning of the cycle because there is more moisture in the load. As the load becomes more dry, the control knob will advance more quickly
DRIES UNEVENLYSeams, pockets and other similar heavy areas may not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. This is normal. Select the “More Dry" setting if desired
If one heavy item is dried with a light- weight load, such as one towel with sheets, it is possible that the heavy item will not be completely dry when the rest of the load has reached the selected dryness level. Sort heavy items from lightweight items for best drying results
HAS AN ODORHousehold odors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc. may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the dryer draws the air from the room, heats it, pulls it through the tumbler and exhausts it to the outside. When these odors are present in the air, ventilate the room completely before using the dryer