Question about Dryers
Bottom dryer will not start and says "close door" when it is closed?
Look at part #4 (door switch) on the link: http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=121445&ModelNum=MCE8000AYQ&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=1&Selected=55725&Position=5&mfg=Maytag&Type=Dryer&Mark=5 I think it has been damaged. The part is resonablly priced. Investigate further and see if you are confident enough to DIY.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is typically a small plastic piece that catches the door and keeps it latched. The door has the male side and the frame of the dryer has the female side.
Either the male part on the door has broken off (or bent) or the the female part on the frame has broken. Replace this part and you'll be back in business. It is typically called a door latch and it comes with both the male and female parts.
Here is a picture of a typical one.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
SOURCE: Indesit IC70C Condensor dryer
We experienced a similar problem and corrected it by closing the drying door and then hitting "OPEN" followed by closing. Sometimes we use a tool to release the catch and then close the door. We have not seen this problem return.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
It sounds like you have been through most of the areas too look.
One thing to make sure of is that you have a full 240 volts. An electric dryer can measure 120 volts. from L1 to common and 120 volts from L2 to common but you also need to make sure you have 240 volts from L1 to L2 on the meter, one leg of the breaker or one of the two fuses could be blown.
If this is alright you only have a couple components left. The timer contacts and the drive motor. Either of these could be causing the issue.
To check the motor with the power disconnected check for continuity between switch terminal 5 and the Green(black) wire on the motor. If you have no continuity the motor is bad. Check for continuity between the terminal 6 and the yellow wire on the motor, if you have no continuity there the motor is bad. Check for continuity between terminal 1 and 2 on the motor if you you do not have continuity the motor is bad.
The timer should have continuity between the Yellow and Grey wire terminals for the motor to start.
I hope this helps
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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