Dryer runs but will not heat up at all, no heat!

My maytag bravos quiet series 300 runs but will not heat up at all. No heat what so ever!

Side note, i recently had to have my power company come out and fix our lines at the curb after experiencing flickering lights and low power to appliances. it was at the same time as our lights started flickering that the dryer lost heat.

Could these two problems be related?

If not i have my multi meter ready and the dryer is disassembled. I was hoping the problem would be a slipped belt or something obvious..

I need some guidance on what to check and how to eliminate certain elements.

the belts were all intact and on their respective pullies during disassembly!

Thank you in advance for any and all help!!!!

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@ronoppjr doesn't the 300 series have a diagnostic test mode? Have you tried that already? Hate to send you down a rabbit hole with to many possibilities. I added the page of the diagnostics mode as an answer because it cannot get added anywhere else:-)

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I am having the same problem with our dryer. When we opened up the back panel to see if the belts were working, they looked fine. While we had the dryer back off and the dryer tilted forward we decided to start it and see for sure if the belts moved. when we started it, it started heating up fast and hot. So we closed it all back up thinking it was fixed, but no. I put a load in it and it did not heat up again. Does anyone have and idea what that could be? Thanks so much.

Nancy

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Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer’s heat source such as the heating element on electric dryers or at the burner on gas models. The fuse should be closed for continuity meaning it has a continuous electrical path through it when good. If overheated the fuse will have no continuity meaning the electrical path is broken and the fuse has blown out. A multimeter can be used to test it for continuity. Be aware that a blown thermal fuse is an indication of a restricted exhaust vent from the dryer to the outside. Always check the dryer venting when replacing a blown thermal fuse.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/M...

See Old Turkeys answer here:

Dryer runs but clothes don't dry

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Thank you!

The thermal fuse checked out ok, once I found it ha

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@ronoppjr not an answer but check to see if this works for your dryer. Let us know so we can proceed. Otherwise follow the link given by mayer :-)

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to test the heater, check this out

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Thank you for the info & time it took to post it!

All the forums and info I read online and I didn't see one mention of a diagnostic mode. I'm assuming you're correct.

And it's possible I didn't look in the right places.

THERMAL CUT OFF was the only thing that had no continuity!

I found one 20 minutes south of me in Toms River, NJ. Props to Jersey Coast Appliances part Dept they waited for me a few minutes after regular closing hours.

I'll update when I get the new Thermal Cut off in.

Thanks again for the help guys!!!!

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