Question about Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer
I have a Maytag (atlantis) dryer. It is making a loud pop and blowing the breaker as soon as a a heat cycle starts. Opened front to observer what was 'exploding'. The pop and bright flash was coming from the "cycling thst". Thought was a shouted heater to ground. Checked coils, Not broken and nothing touching ground. Ohms out at 10.3 ohms. reinstalled coils but left one wire off the coil (on purpose) to take coil out of circuit. Reset breaker and tried again. Once again there was a bright flash and the breaker tripped. This time it blew the back off the thst. How could that happen with the coil out of the loop? I could (and will have to now) replace the thst but I dont know what is shorting out.
Any wires in the upper portion of your dryer would not be to blame, and the heater coils are usually encased in ceramic loops. so they shouldn't cause a problem. On occasion the wires in a dryer could be touching somewhere that is hot melting the insulation off the wire, this sounds like it could be your problem. Check all the wires in the heated areas around your drum and lint catcher. If you find charred wires repair them and tape with electrical tape and then tape over that with automotive heat tape.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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