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Our 1964 Maytag dryer model DE-105 is not heating. It still

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Our 1964 Maytag dryer model DE-105 is not heating. It still tumbles okay, though.
Will you tell me how to fix it please?

Much obliged,
S. Henrich

S.E.Thomas :

hello, welcome to just answer. my name is XXXXX XXXXX and i will be happy to assist you with your problem. First you will need a volt/continuity tester. Do you have this?

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

Hello Shaun,

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

No, I don't have a volt/continuity tester

S.E.Thomas :

then you can only remove the heating element and visually inspect the element and wireing.

S.E.Thomas :

to do this you will need a philips screwdriver and a 1/4 nut driver or socket

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

I have these tools

S.E.Thomas :

First looking at the front of the dryer, at the bottom about 3 inches up there is a crease. In that crease on each side about one inch in there is a philips screw.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

I see the crease and screws. Do I remove the screws?

S.E.Thomas :

Remove these 2 screws. Then pull the bottom of the panel out to about a 45 degree angle and it will unclip from the top.

S.E.Thomas :

MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG THE UNIT

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

I'll do that now. I'll be back in a minute. . .

S.E.Thomas :

ok

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

The unit is unplugged.

S.E.Thomas :

Once the front is removed inspect the wires to the element and make sure they are not burnt off any where.

S.E.Thomas :

the element will be in the lower right corner

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

Four screws from the front of the dryer are now removed, but the bottom of the panel cannot be moved to an angle.

S.E.Thomas :

there should only be 2 screws at the bottom of the front panel

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

The big circular coil can be seen through a gap between the front panel and the drum.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

Can I get at the coil from the back of the unit?

S.E.Thomas :

im sorry, I did not see you are in canada. your dryers are not the same as those here in america. I can not assist you with this as i have no way of knowing what this even looks like.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

I removed the back of the dryer and can see the whole drum assembly bolted.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

Can I email you some photos of the inside of the dryer?

S.E.Thomas :

does the vent come out of the top of the back or the bottom?

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

It comes out of the upper back.

S.E.Thomas :

ok. this is a very old unit. most of these parts are not available. in order to access this you will need to lay the unit on its front and remove the rear cover along with the screws around the bottom of the sides. disconnect the wires and then stand just the base and drum assembly back up. the cabinet will stay face down. the element will then be on the inside of the front

S.E.Thomas :

as far as part numbers go i will not be able to get them for you as we can not access your models here in america.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

I see what I have to do. I think this answers my question.

S.E.Thomas :

sorry i can not give you the part numbers but that is how to get to the element.

S.E.Thomas :

that is about the best i can do for you. you will be able to access the element with ease after that is done

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

There is a Maytag parts store here that says they have a heating coil for this old model.

S.E.Thomas :

312621

S.E.Thomas :

that is the part number for a canada model

S.E.Thomas :

i cant believe it was listed

S.E.Thomas :

that is the factory number.

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

If I get a volt/continuity tester tomorrow, will that help troubleshoot the loss of heat?

S.E.Thomas :

it says it is no longer available

S.E.Thomas :

you will see it. it will be broke in half somewhere

S.E.Thomas :

there are no parts for this model available any longer. i just checked with maytags main parts supplier.

S.E.Thomas :

that is the correct part number though so i would suggest searching the web for it but it will not be easy to find. there is not a single part still made for this model

JACUSTOMER-wzk1zova- :

Thanks, Shaun.

S.E.Thomas :

your welcome

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