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Dryer runs for about 10 seconds and then turns off

Dryer is only 2 years old. I tried several different cycles. In any setting the dryer only runs for about 10 seconds. I checked the filter which is clean. I also check that I'm getting good airflow out the vent. I also experimented with a full load of clothes, just a couple of items and then also empty. After the dryer stops, all the lights on the cycle selector knob blink for a couple of seconds and then go off.

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  • ATLPML May 07, 2008

    Completely forgot to put that in the original message. It's a Maytag dryer model number MDE5806AYW

  • ATLPML May 08, 2008

    Checking the dryer some more I noticed that the drum is a little hard to spin. On some of the posts I noticed this as a troubleshooting step. How easily should the drum spin?

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HI,

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There might be a latch switch loose or defective that does not let the dryer engage the rest of the circuitry to function properly.
Click here to know where to find that latch switch.
There is more info by clicking here to troubleshoot your appliance.

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    Read the info in this post from other users that have experienced more or less the same problems.

  • Jaime Hernandez May 05, 2008

    Click here for info on how a defective motor behaves when not functioning properly.

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Can you provide or specify whats is the maker/model and part # of your machine..

thank you

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