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Maytag dryer mdc1305aaw

Empty Water indicator is on but water caontai9ner is emptied.

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    siatoz Apr 26, 2014

    Well it appears that I may have worked it out by myself. After not being able to locate any assistance from good old google, I decided to take matters into my own hands. What am interesting experience. I now know more about how the mechanics of this Maytag dryer work. After determining that the only way to get to any of the rear water tank was to remove the drum, I set about pulling the machine apart. After removing the drum, I found a switch that is activated by a float in the rear water container. With multimeter in hand I tested the switch only to find that it was still in working order. Hmmm. Time to put it back together and call the professionals. 2 hours later it was back together and I must say substantially cleaner. Even with all the filters in these things, the amout of fluff that gets through and accumulates inside is incredible. Just out of curiosity, I decided to turn it on and see if I had somehow managed to scare this thing in to working. Guess what, I did. Next was the running test, a load of tea towels went in after the washing load was finished. The dryer performed for some time and then out of nowhere, the Empty Water light started flashing. Insert expletive here! Well after a good nights sleep, I decided to have another look. The machine started to work but asfter a minute it started flashing the light again as I touched the door the light went off and the machine kicked in again. The long and the short of it is that after a few gentle tests, it appears that a switch located at the top of the door cavity is a double, meaning that it determines if the door is closed tightly or not. If the door is even a few millimeters out, the empty water light flashes. A bit misleading and not in the owners manual however, as my wife informed me afterwoods, normally the empty water light is on solid, not flashing! With all the opening and closing these doors do, it is no wonder that after a while the switch may become a bit worn out. Well, I hope this helps someone else.



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Try follow the instruction on original manual or at web site indicated below

Important: Always switch off and remove the plug from the electricity supply before cleaning the condenser. To maintain the efficiency of the dryer regularly check that the condenser is clean. To remove the condenser 1. Remove the kickplate (see page 13). 2. Turn the two locking levers anti-clockwise and pull out the condenser. 3. Pull out the condenser unit. 4. Gently remove any dust or lint with a cloth, then wash the unit by holding it under a running tap turning it so that water flows between the plates, to remove any dust or lint. 5. Refit the condenser ensuring it is in the correct way (as indicated by the arrow) and pushed firmly into place. Lock the two levers by turning them clockwise. 6. Refit the kickplate.

plug back the machine

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