Troubleshooting – Maytag MD-24 User Manual

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• Be sure the door is shut.
• Is the electrical cord plugged in?
• Has a fuse blown or the circuit breaker tripped?
• Push the Start/Pause pad again if the door was opened during the cycle.

• Has a fuse blown or the circuit breaker tripped?
• Select a heat setting, not air fluff.
• Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
• Dryer timer may have moved into the cool-down portion of the cycle.

• Check all of the above, plus . . .
• Check the exhaust hood outside the house, does it open and close freely?
• Check exhaust system for lint buildup. Ducting should be inspected and cleaned annually.
• Use rigid 4" metal exhaust duct.
• Do not overload. 1 wash load = 1 dryer load.
• Sort heavy items from lightweight items.
• Check the washer to be sure it is draining properly to extract water from the load.
• Clothes load is too small to tumble properly. Add a few towels.

• Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
• It is normal to hear the heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
• The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.

• It is normal for the dryer to hum due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer

drum and exhaust system.

• Make sure lint filter is securely attached.

• 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 More 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

• 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.

• 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.

For further assistance contact Maytag Services


, Maytag Customer Assistance: U.S.A. 1-800-688-9900 or

Canada 1-800-688-2002. U.S.A. Customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.

Doesn’t Run

Doesn’t Heat

Doesn’t Dry

Is Noisy

Dries Unevenly

Has an Odor

Dryer shuts off
before load is