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Maytag med9700 dryer cabinet

Dryer won't start, no error codes, appears to work on the control panel but no heat or spin. Checked thermistor and heat fuses and door switch and power voltage at the block and replaced the motor - still won't start.

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If you checked all those other things you probably have a busted glowplug. Its similar to an igniter on a stove just a small element that gets super hot to ignite the gas. You'll need to replace it yourself or get a repairman to come do it. If you do decide to do it yourself make absolutely sure that you do not touch the element itself with your bare hands as the oil from your skin will cause the element to break when it heats up and you will be back to square one. The glow plug is usually located in the bottom left hand corner of the dryer and if you pull the front cover off the machine and remove the air duct in front of it you should see it pretty clearly. Obviously have the gas and electricity disconnected before you work on any gas machine.

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start, checked thermal fuses and start switch.

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


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The dryer will not start. it seems the thermal fuse is good. (2.5 ohms on Ohms meter)


Hello Rusty,
Try holding the Start Button for more than 3 seconds.
  • Check that the door is closed properly. Check the door Catch & Switch with an ohmmeter for continuity when close.
  • Make sure the High Limit Thermostat is good
  • The Thermistor can be open.
  • Check the Heating element for continuity.
  • Idler pulley might be bad.
  • The Control Board my be defective.
  • The Moisture Sensor can also be bad.
  • Last but not least the dryer Motor might also be defective.
Here is a link to Sears Parts. Most of the parts you may need are in the Bulkhead Diagram.
Best of Luck,
JP



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