Question about Maytag MDE2400A Electric Dryer
The problem is definitely the thermal being blown open. The neutral line for the motor is routed to the thermal fuse before the door switch. The motor cannot therefore run and the heater will not turn on if the thermal fuse is blown. The thermal fuse is located on the heater housing. Test the continuity in the same way the door switch and the thermostat are tested. You can also bypass it by taping the wires together and insulating them properly. It is indeed blown open if the dryer works fine. It must be replaced together with the thermostat w ith it on the heater housing. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards. Bypassing it is for troubleshooting purposes only.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2010
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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