Question about Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer
My Maytag Electric Dryer does not heat up. I have checked all of the circuit breakers and they are good. The light comes on for a second when I release the door switch. I hear a click and the light goes off. Both worked fine friday and then not on saturday. Any ideas, i would be grateful. thanks
Maytag dryers have an electronic circuit at the base that controls the heaters. There is a fuse in that circuit that is very sensitive to power fluctuations or component failures. I have tried to replace the fuse (as an electrical engineer I think I'm qualified) only to have it blow out again. This is usually an indicator that there is something else wrong with the board. After looking at the schematic (wiring diagram) and the board. Figuring out what it does and what was said by others at other sites, I decided that the best solution was to have Maytag replace the board....
After taking out a second mortgage on the home to pay for it the machine worked fine. My advice...replace the board or buy another brand. We were able to buy another dryer and had money left over based on the cost of this board.
Sometimes it is just better to take your losses and replace the whole machine rather than go to the expense and time of a costly repair. This was one of those times for us.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-
1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.
4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.
Hope this helps...
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