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Maytag medc400vwo. Heating element comes on with door open n placed on heat setting. Put on non heat setting and element turns off. I have replaced timer and cycle thermostat. Checked door switch ligh

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Has someone worked on it sounds like you have two wires mixed

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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    Kathleen Dec 11, 2012

    No one had worked on it prior to problem. When we replaced timer we took one wire off at a time and put where it belongs. Plus timer is marked where the colored wires belong. It's the same problem not a new one. This is frustrating. I don't want to have to pay someone to come look at it and repair it. They charge an arm and a leg and by time finished you might as well as bought a new one and I don't want to do that.

  • Gary Hill Dec 11, 2012

    id say your element is gone but cant say for sure

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I had the same problem last month. My heater element broke in two places. This created an electrical open that prevented the heater from functioning. I replaced the heater element and my problem was solved.

In order to check your heater element: With the machine unplugged, disconnect one wire to the heater element and then use an ohm meter or multimeter across the heater element lugs to read resistance. Infinite ohms = open circuit.

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possibly something grounding the element to the housing. what brand of dryer do you have? GE/Hotpoint dryers are good at allowing things like underwires from a bra to get into the element area and ground out the element. or possibly the element has broken and the broken end has fallen against the housing. hope this helps

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your timer is bad,the cost of a timer is close to a new dryer.

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One side of the element powers from the timer and the other side from the motor . Remove one wire from the element , and check which wire is not getting 120 V . Trace the wire NOT getting 120V and it will lead either to the timer or the motor , providing that the small t-stat looking piece (thermal cut-off) located close to the top of the heater box , shows continuity . If it does not , then pt # 3392519 is for it and the hi-limit t-stat . If you replace it , then replace both that come in the kit .

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SOURCE: Maytag performa dryer PYE2300AZW

my dryer was working perfectly fine, but I think i had way too much laundry this day. anyhow, it just stopped working. the weird thing is the timer still runs I turn it to 90 and then it stops at 0. WEIRD!! i had my dad and husband take it apart, but of course we are reading the blueprints and tring to find matching numbers but no can do. we give up. HELP
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Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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