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Old 09-10-2013, 02:12 PM
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Default Maytag dryer not drying clothes on first load
Model Number: MEDc400VW0   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have a maytag dryer (model MEDC400VW0) that fails to dry the clothes on the first load. Sometimes it takes two or three loads. I had a technician come out when it was under warranty and he said that the temperature sensor were working fine. But it used to dry in one load and now it doesn't.


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The most common cause of this is the vent system.

Unplug the unit and disconnect it from the vent system.
Now try a run.
If it now dries OK odds are the vent system needs checking/cleaning.
Be sure to check that the louvers on the outside of the house open correctly.

If you do not want any lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose.
Put one leg into the other and then attach this to the dryer's vent.
Leave enough room so the pantyhose can balloon out like a windsock.

Both the above will let you check the temperature and the air flow.

Note: The above is not recommended for gas dryers due to carbon monoxide concerns.
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