Question about Maytag MDE6000 Dryer

Open Question

We have a MDE3600AYW dryer with the IntelliDry feature. When setting to PP or Regular the pointer knob does not seem to advance and the clothes will heat for hours getting way too hot. We always set to 'normal dry' and low heat. Bloggers with the same problem have said they have cleaned the duct, and replaced the timer with negative results.

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: timer does not advance and dryer seems to get extremely hot. Ireplaced the timer mechanismbut I still have the problem.

This may not be the solution to your exact problem but for those looking for why there timer will not advance and why it keeps running even when the items are dry: The usual problem is not the timer but the mosture sensor (if your dryer has one).

1: Check the mosture sensor light/indicator. If is still shows some mosture or flashes even when the items are dry, you have a mosture sensor problem, probably not a timer issue - luck you.

2: Check if the timer will advance and the dryer will turn off when you have it in the TIMED mode (i.e. 10mins - NOT the more/less dry modes.) If so, then it is indeed a sensor problem.

2: Check that the wires to the mosture sensor have not fallen off (as in my case - a simple repair). The senor is usually two metal bars somewhere near the front part of the inside of your dryer. You may have to take off the door and the front pannel (be sure to unplug the dryer first) to get at the two wires to clip on to the sensor. Clean any lint and make sure they are conneted. If well connected then replace the sensor ($15-$20 and very easy to do).

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Only heats on timed drying

Our Kenmore dryer had the same sort of problem (different catchy names.

Problem was that in "smart" modes (by what ever name, the timer motor runs in series with a "dampness" sensor (thermostat, actually, I think) and A RESISTOR.

Resistor burns out--this is the symptom set.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: MCG8000AWW takes too long to dry

The font panel must be removed. This may be done by removing the control console (open upper cabinet doors to find screws behind the console). The screws along the top of the lower front panel are easily accessible. Disconnect the two interlock switches, remove the grounding clip attached to the bulkhead & lift the panel off the two lower clips. Inside the panel is a housing that leads to the exhaust blower. It will be packed with lint that may be hardened like papier mache. Just clean out the mess & reverse the process to replace the parts.

Posted on May 30, 2009

localwonder
  • 6784 Answers

SOURCE: not heating properly, many cycles to dry loads

Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • 278 Answers

SOURCE: intellidry cycles inoperative, regular timed cycle

Howdy: It seems the "smart switch settings" has died. It is in the switching circuit. It all comes in one unit. Take it out and have it tested at an appliance store. Good luck - Doug

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gas dryer heats at first then take forever to dry, auto dry setting does not advance


If it works to begin with and fails afterwards then that can only be them solenoids mounted on the gas assembly. Here is my home video which shows how to check and replace:

May 02, 2013 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have a Maytag Intellidry MD-5 (GAS) and it seems to work but NO HEAT while drying clothes? what could be the issue? How do I fix?


Make sure the setting is not on "no heat" at first. Then you can check the thermal breaker if they are bad or maybe even the heating element are bad. If you are going to go behind the dryer to check it make sure it is unplugged especially since dryers run on 220 volts. Armed with a multimeter, set it on "ohms" to measure resistance or set it to beep for continuity. If none of the thermal breaker is open, then the heating element is probably burnt open.

May 28, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

The timer control knob seems to be free wheeling & no longer clicks when you turn it. We looked at a web site that sells parts & think it might be the timer, does that sound right?


Hi, It has something to do with the timer, that I can tell you.
Some timer knobs must be pushed in to rotate them, Others timer knobs must be pulled out. And, of course, some timers you just turn.
If you can turn the knob and it spins but the pointer on the timer does not spin. It is the knob assembly itself. Possibly just loose.
If you can turn the knob and the pointer on the timer rotates freely without any type of click or resistance, The timer is failed.
If it is the knob, you should be able to pry off the center piece with a very small screwdriver and check to see if the know is loose.
Maytag has used different types of mechanisms in their timers. So good investigation will help in the determination.
If the symptom you are experiencing is that the machine doesn't run. Other things can be the cause of that. An inoperative door switch will render a clothes dryer silent.
I hope this helps,
Good Luck,
Mark

Jan 16, 2011 | Maytag MDG9606 Dryer

1 Answer

Intellidry cycles inoperative, regular timed cycle is fine ,Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AYW, intellidry sensor shows continunity


Howdy: It seems the "smart switch settings" has died. It is in the switching circuit. It all comes in one unit. Take it out and have it tested at an appliance store. Good luck - Doug

Dec 09, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

The gas maytag neptune intellidry gas dryer does not dry clothes. It does not have enough heat. It will take about 5 cycles to dry 1 load.


how do i set this dryer to dry my clothes??? what is the right setting?? should i use the time dry setting or the more dry/less dry setting?? Clothes never dry???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Jun 28, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Maytag performa intellidry dryer model#PYE4500AYW


Check drive belts. If too loose or too worn it will not spin at proper speed.

Mar 27, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Auto Dry not advancing


It sounds like a timer problem since it happens during timed also. Some dryers don't have an actual moisture sensor for auto dry. They work by knowing that as long as the clothes are wet the temp won't go past a certain point. As the clothes dry it trips a thermostat that lets the timer advance. Until this is fixed DON"T trust the timer to shut off the dryer. Sometimes it won't or could leave the dryer running for hours. This has nothing whatsoever to do with fuses. There are no fuses in a dryer. Just high limit thermostats and other devices that will shut off the heat but usually not the motor.

May 30, 2008 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Only heats on timed drying


Our Kenmore dryer had the same sort of problem (different catchy names.

Problem was that in "smart" modes (by what ever name, the timer motor runs in series with a "dampness" sensor (thermostat, actually, I think) and A RESISTOR.

Resistor burns out--this is the symptom set.

Apr 13, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

102 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...