Question about Maytag SDE5401AYW Electric Dryer
The most likely cause is one of the temperature control thermostats or the overheat safety thermostat. To check these, disconnect the wires and check them with an ohm meter. They should all be closed... Very close to Zero Ohms. You can use a test light on plain old electro-mechanical thermostats but be careful using them on electronic temp sensing thermostats. They could cause an overcurrent condition and burn out the thermostat if it's not already burned out.
If the thermostats are good, there is usually a safety switch in the motor to keep the element from heating if the motor is not running. This switch may be defective and not allowing current to the heating elements.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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