Question about Maytag MED5700TQ Electric Dryer
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Open the door and grab one of the baffles. Check to see if there is major resistance when you try to rotate the drum. No major resistance = a broken drive belt
A broken drive belt will also trip the belt safety switch by the motor and will not allow the motor to start.
The drive belt is item 26 here:
Please check the door switch for a click when you just open or close the door. Within about 1 inch of closed usually you will hear an audible click. You said the light works so I doubt the door switch is the problem... (it still can be the problem though) 1/2 of the switch is for light control the other half for drying control.
The other suspects can be
1. The start switch
2. Timer control
3. Motor control switch
ONE more thing to check is go to the main circuit breaker panel and physically push the dryer CB to OFF then back on. After doing this try to start the dryer. Sometimes ONE of the 2 CB's trips for unknown reasons.
Finally if the dryer vent system was restricted and the the dryer got very hot (309 Deg) the thermal fuse on the side of the internal rear duct housing will also shut off the dryer and it will not start.
Item 9 this link:
Before you return the dryer to service... vacuum everything including all ducting internal and external to the dryer. Do not forget the thru the wall vent flapper where it exits the outside wall.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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