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Learn how your appliance is supposed to operate so you can determine if it is malfunctioning.
Maytag produced two types of 'Dependable Care' dryers which are very different in construction. The earlier version, which was produced until the 1970's, had an internal frame that supported the porcelain-coated drum. This dryer can be identified by the round lint filter located at the rear of the drum and an access panel covering the entire back of the cabinet. Please go to the classic Maytag 'Halo of Heat' dryer section for repair procedures for this dryer.
Later in the 1980's Maytag made the 'Dependable Care' dryer line which has a drum that is supported by the cabinet. The lint filter is more conveniently located behind the front door opening. That is the dryer design these pages are dedicated to.
Will Not Heat
You have set the cycle and other control selections and pushed the start button but nothing happens.
Dryer Makes Unusual Sounds
Hot Inside but Dries Slow
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