20 Most Recent Maytag SDE5401AYW Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


I have the sde2606ayw elec dryer, making a

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1/3/2018 7:29:04 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jan 03, 2018

I have a Maytag SDE515DAYW

Does the dryer have a moisture sensor? if it does that may be the problem.
7/8/2017 6:19:36 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jul 08, 2017

Maytag dryer sde515dayw works when

Hello Confused :)

the most probable trouble your having is that the moisture sensor bar is built up with oil from fabric softner sheeets(do you use softner sheets ?) so its misreading the clothes as being dry
to clean it use a dobie pad or the green srubby side of a kitchen sponge using rubbing alcohol
its in the front panel to find it it's 2 chrome/stainless steel metal strips embedded into a black plastic base.
If you clean it and problem reoccurs the electronic control/timer that the moisture sensor sends it's reading to is defective
7/27/2011 2:49:10 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Jul 27, 2011


Hi patty069...

Note: This method workds for most front loading machines.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place, some seals are furnished with the cement to glue it in place.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch,start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if necessary. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the two screws that hold the filter housing to the top of the dryer lid.
Then remove the top of the dryer by inserting a screwdriver between the top and frame on each side of the dryer to pop the lid up from the retaining clips.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards on a type of hinge and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine by disconnecting the door switch and removing the two screws located on either side of the dryer frame.
Move the door and front of machine forward to remove.
This will expose the belt,idler bracket and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.

While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil or a vasoline type of lubricant. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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7/12/2011 11:08:16 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jul 12, 2011

Inteli dry regular cycle, timer gets stuck and

An unusual noise coming from a running clothes dryer can cause concern, although these noises are rarely indicative of a more serious problem. Once the source of the noise has been located, a few simple repairs or adjustments will usually solve the problem and restore peace to your laundry room.

  1. A gas dryer may emit an occasional clicking sound. This noise is caused by the gas valve and is a normal operating sound. The clicking sound coming from the gas valve can not be eliminated and it does not indicate any mechanical problem with the dryer.
  2. Warm Up
  3. A newly installed dryer, or a dryer that has been left unused for a period of time, may exhibit a thumping noise during the first few minutes of the drying cycle. According to the Maytag company, this noise is normal and should not be a cause for concern. If the noise continues for more than a few minutes or repeats on subsequent loads, however, then steps should be taken to locate the origin of the noise.
  4. Clothing
  5. Clothing can become knotted and balled up in the clothes dryer. This can cause vibration or a load thumping noise. When this happens, open the dryer and remove the knotted clothing. Separate the articles of clothing and place them back in the dryer. The thumping noise should not continue unless the clothing has become knotted again.
  6. Vibration
  7. Place your hands on top of the dryer and push down firmly; if the dryer tilts to one side, the clothes dryer is not level. This can cause the dryer to vibrate during the cycle and if the vibration is severe enough, the surrounding walls could be damaged by the dryer. Maytag dryers have four leveling legs installed into holes on the bottom of the dryer. These legs are included with the dryer and should have been screwed into the holes during installation. A wrench can be used to adjust the legs until the dryer is stable and level.
  8. Foreign Objects
  9. Small objects such as coins, buttons, or paperclips can become lodged between the drum and the sides of the clothes dryer. These items usually end up in the dryer after being left in clothing pockets during laundering. Turn the dryer off and remove any clothes to a laundry basket. Allow the dryer to cool down so that you won't burn your hand on any metal surfaces inside the dryer which may be hot. Look inside the dryer and pay special attention to the front and rear edges of the dryer drum. Run your fingers along the grooves where the drum connects to the dryer to locate any foreign objects. These objects could be bouncing around the dryer causing noise during the cycle, and then settling into the grooves when the dryer stops making them difficult to locate. Remember to remove all items from clothing pockets before laundering in the future to avoid this problem.
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12/30/2010 10:48:13 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010

My dryer wont turn on. i think it is the start

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

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9/12/2010 10:50:51 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Sep 12, 2010

My Maytag dryer works but does not heat.

Check the gas connections are tight and the gas shut off is on. Also check if the pilot light is on.
8/16/2010 11:49:37 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Aug 16, 2010

The plastic connector where my dryer broke where

remove the two screws in the middle of it. you may have to lift the top of the machine off
12/11/2009 2:17:09 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Dec 11, 2009

Installing a belt on a maytag dryer the belt seem

you probably don't have it strung right thru the idler pulley by the motor, thats if you have the right length belt to start with,measure it with the old one to be sure
10/26/2009 4:01:55 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Oct 26, 2009

My dryer starts the flame stays on for 10 seconds and shuts off

change the gas coils and know how to put them on free at whirlpoolpartssurplus.com....
6/24/2009 12:53:37 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Jun 24, 2009

Put new heating element in dryer and still no heat

The most likely cause is one of the temperature control thermostats or the overheat safety thermostat. To check these, disconnect the wires and check them with an ohm meter. They should all be closed... Very close to Zero Ohms. You can use a test light on plain old electro-mechanical thermostats but be careful using them on electronic temp sensing thermostats. They could cause an overcurrent condition and burn out the thermostat if it's not already burned out.

If the thermostats are good, there is usually a safety switch in the motor to keep the element from heating if the motor is not running. This switch may be defective and not allowing current to the heating elements.

Hope this helps.
6/15/2009 9:10:41 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jun 15, 2009

Sde5401ayw keeps tripping breaker

ck the element if the breaker poping as soon as you use heat dead short eather element are wire going to it
3/19/2008 1:58:55 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Mar 19, 2008

Why is my maytag BRAVOS quiet series 400 with steam is showing a code of F01 and will not start drying

Try unplugging the dryer (or switching your circuit breaker to off). Wait at least one minute before restoring the power. Sometimes leaving the dryer unplugged for 5 minutes is better if a power surge hit the control board. If the error recurs immediately, then the problem is a bad control board. Otherwise, try to start a dryer cycle and check if the error recurs. If it does, you have a problem with the main control board for the dryer or the wiring connected to the control board. Please add a comment with the model number of the dryer if you would like me to find the parts list and pricing. I hope this helps. Cindy Wells
7/17/2021 11:16:44 PM • Maytag Dryers • Answered on Jul 17, 2021

I have no clue how to take apart my Maytag Bravos MEDX700XW

Well you don't say WHY you want to take it apart Chase? Generally if you Google make model replace element it will get you as far as you need to go. You should be able to work it out. If not, get a professional to do it. Videos https://www.google.com/search?q=maytag+bravos+medx700xw+replace+element ...
7/1/2021 4:57:55 PM • Maytag Dryers • Answered on Jul 01, 2021

I have a Maytag PYE2300AYW electric dryer but does not heat. (I Found the Culprit)

It could be either a clogged vent or no gas flow. Other problems with your dryer not having any heat being produced might be caused by a faulty thermal fuse and or broken heating elements.Or it could also be the fact that your dryer is dying and has to be replaced.
6/16/2021 4:43:10 AM • Maytag Dryers • Answered on Jun 16, 2021

Looking for a manual for a Maytag MHW19XXAGW. Ancient but still working. Also has a dryer ontop.

Contact Maytag directly to request the manual.
4/23/2021 5:10:02 AM • Maytag Dryers • Answered on Apr 23, 2021

My maytag dryer has no heat

Gas or Electric?? Model number? (produced by Maytag, Amana, Norge, Admiral, Samsung or Whirlpool (all say Maytag on the back panel). 1. Does it have power from the house (yes, this happens)? 2. Is the exhaust vent blocked/restricted? (pull dryer away from the wall and unhook the venting.) 3. If above is okay, then you check each component in the heating circuit: heater, high limit safety, high limit cutout, cycling stat, motor switch, timer switch, door switch, temperature selector switch and (maybe) the fuse link (if it has one, on Whirlpool sourced units.) Details matter.
4/9/2021 5:00:26 AM • Maytag Dryers • Answered on Apr 09, 2021
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