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Maytag Electric Dryer MDET446AYW, opened drier door, loaded dryer with clothes, drier drum light went out, pause light on panel began blinking, unplugged drier for 15 - 20 mins., pause light still blinking, unplugged again, waited, plugged in drier, pause light no longer blinking but when I press the knob & rotate it to the "regular" cyle, drier will not start, open drier door, drum light still is out

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. This might have happened due to a blown fuse or due to a thermal fuse--

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models:
• The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect.
• Shorted heating element to housing.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —GAS Models:
• If igniter is not glowing, check for 120 V at igniter.
• Igniter harness may be loose and shorted to base.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorted to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.


If it Runs for a few minutes and then stops, then check for the following:--
• Empty dryer.
• Check motor spins freely.
• Lint buildup around drive motor.
• Low voltage present.
• Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
• Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.

If the fuse/thermal fuse is not the issue then it can be a thermistor failure or motor failure.

Motor/Blower/Thermistor/Thermostat Removal—

1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
2. Remove Top Cover.
3. Remove Front Panel.
4. Disconnect wiring from Moisture Sensor.
5. Remove three screws inside drum retaining Blower Duct.
6. To remove Thermistor or Thermostat, disconnect wiring from component(s) and remove retaining screws.
7. Remove nine screws retaining Blower Cover panel.
8. Remove Blower Cover Panel.
9. Disconnect Motor Harness connector from Motor.
10.Rotate Blower Assembly as shown to remove from dryer.
11. Remove Blower Wheel by placing a wrench on the rear of the Motor shaft and the nut on the Blower Wheel. Rotate counterclockwise to loosen.
12. Remove three screws from Blower Scroll.
13. Remove Motor locking collar front and back to remove Motor.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee


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