Question about Maytag Atlantis MDE8400AY Electric Portable Dryer
I have similar Maytag dryer model MDE8400AZW. On any of the dryer settings, the dryer does not work (I will pull the handle and hold, the "damp" indicator light turns on without starting the dryer). I know it's not the motor because when I turn on the switch for extended tumble and turn my knob to extended tumble, pull the handle, the dryer will begin rotating as if nothing is wrong. I know it's not the door problem, because when I use my finger to press the door close "button" the interior light turns off and the extended tumble still works even though none of the other settings work. One strange problem I had was the turn switch. Periodically, I would turn the setting to any random setting, try to turn on. Repeating this at times would start dryer. At first, I would only had to do this one or twice before working. Later, I had to do this more and more. Now it's not responding at all. I don't think it's the fuse because when I tried pulling the plug on the fuse, the extended tumbler doesn't work either. My first instinct was to replace the knob (I have not done so yet), but why is the extended tumbler working (every time) and nothing else? My guesses are 1. Knob is problem after all, 2. something is preventing any cycle that requires heat (maybe a thermomitor problem) One last thing, I've taken out the thermomitor (originally thinking it was the fuse). When I shake it gently, I hear rattling metal pieces. I'm not sure if this is normal or if it's broken. I believe it's the maytag part 33002742.
This sounds like the motor is siezed or burned out. I wish I knew how much a motor is, but the Neptune is a good dryer so it would probably be worth it to get a new motor if indeed that's the problem.
Posted on Jan 23, 2007
sad!! To Say!! It's a bad Timer!!
Maytag went cheap on there Timers!!!!!!!!!!!
I Work on them and have been in a few homes and had to replace them even less then a year old!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick feedback! I will look for a replacement timer"
SOURCE: Maytag PYE2300YW will not turn
maytag performa's have a thermal fuse located by the heater element located under the top back left corner
Also check for correct voltage to dryer
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
SOURCE: Maytag dryer won't start, light
When dryer won't heat or won't turn on or will behave as its behaving with you it means that the Thermal fuse which is located inside duct on the back has gone bad and should be replaced as it cannot be reset. If their is continuity when you check the fuse then it means that the control board is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
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