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My name isXXXXX we checked continuity of the heater element. Pardon my lack of terminology as I do not have description of the parts. He took off one lead of each of what I believe to be the thermal safety devices and checked continuity on both, all was good. Once you take off the front panel of the dryer they are located below and are next to each other. One has a yellow/white wire and the other a blue/red wire attached to it.
Yes we tried without the dryer vent attached....
The dryer is just over two years old and is at an aparment that is not used very often. It may have been run 20 times in the last two years....
The heater coils reads 10 ohms and both the cutoff and high limit thermostat read continuity when checking with a fluke?
I have put the machine all back together and plugged it into the dryer recepticle at my home. I have a Kenmore which has the same plug for this dryer I have at the apartment. The dryer still does not heat up so I will go ahead and order the control panel as I feel confident with all the checks.
I have lost all faith in the quality of major appliances that are available on the market. I have a Kitchenaid refrigerator and dishwasher at my home that would have cost me thousands of dollars in repairs if it wasn't for extended warranties. This January I purchased a Sears washing machine and dryer for my home and have alredy had to replace parts on the washing machine two months after it was put into service. And now this Maytag dryer which is just out of warranty on the controller, which has been used 20 or so times and has no lent build up in or around the machine.
All the appliances are somewhat top of the line. I guess the only way to safe guard against the junk that is put out on the market is by costly warranties.
Thanks for the professional help and I will let you know if this solves the problem,