maytag dryer repair


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Dan Espen

I have a Maytag front loading electric dryer model
LDE7600ACW
that suddenly stopped working.

When I press the start button nothing happens.
When the dryer cycle dial is set to off and I hold down
the start button I can hear a slight noise so I know the dryer
is getting power and the start button works.

Setting the dial to other positions that should let the dryer
start and pressing start does nothing.

I've opened the various panels and see no loose wires.
I've also tried jumpering the start button.

I suspect that the motor is burned out but I don't know how
to test for that. I suppose it could also be the front door interlock
but I don't see how to access that.
Is there an online resource that would give
me detailed instructions on how to isolate the problem?
 
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Cindy

I have a Maytag front loading electric dryer model
LDE7600ACW
that suddenly stopped working.

When I press the start button nothing happens.
When the dryer cycle dial is set to off and I hold down
the start button I can hear a slight noise so I know the dryer
is getting power and the start button works.

Setting the dial to other positions that should let the dryer
start and pressing start does nothing.

I've opened the various panels and see no loose wires.
I've also tried jumpering the start button.

I suspect that the motor is burned out but I don't know how
to test for that. I suppose it could also be the front door interlock
but I don't see how to access that.
Is there an online resource that would give
me detailed instructions on how to isolate the problem?
Hi Dan,

Don't know if these will help much but here's what I came across:

http://www.applianceaid.com/general.html#dead
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/solution2.html#dryhelp2

Cindy
 
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Appliance Repair Aid

Dan said:
I have a Maytag front loading electric dryer model
LDE7600ACW
that suddenly stopped working.

When I press the start button nothing happens.
When the dryer cycle dial is set to off and I hold down
the start button I can hear a slight noise so I know the dryer
is getting power and the start button works.

Setting the dial to other positions that should let the dryer
start and pressing start does nothing.

I've opened the various panels and see no loose wires.
I've also tried jumpering the start button.

I suspect that the motor is burned out but I don't know how
to test for that. I suppose it could also be the front door interlock
but I don't see how to access that.
Is there an online resource that would give
me detailed instructions on how to isolate the problem?
Hi,

front loading electric dryer model
Haven't seen any top loading ones lately ;)
When the dryer cycle dial is set to off and I hold down
the start button I can hear a slight noise so I know the dryer
is getting power
Electric dryers need 2 powers.
http://www.applianceaid.com/electrical_testing_tips.html
LDE7600ACW
that suddenly stopped working.
http://www.applianceaid.com/faq-dryer.html#dryer-dead

I suspect that the motor is burned out but I don't know how
to test for that.
Proper power to the motor checked with an volt meter and no go from the
motor = bad motor. Terminals 4&5 run the motor.
I suppose it could also be the front door interlock
but I don't see how to access that.
http://www.applianceaid.com/may-apart.html This should help.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
 
G

gfretwell

Thanks jeff (and Cindy)!

Once I got the front cover off I jumpered the thermal overload
fuse and the machine started working again.

I think I'm on my way...

Check the blower wheel. I bet the "D" shaped hole has rounded out, it
is slipping on the shaft and it isn't blowing enough air.

BTDT
 
D

Dan Espen

Check the blower wheel. I bet the "D" shaped hole has rounded out, it
is slipping on the shaft and it isn't blowing enough air.
If you mean the shaft shown here:

http://www.applianceaid.com/images/ldrm-blower.jpg

if looks OK and feels like it's firmly on the shaft.

My wife says it stopped working after removing a garment at a time
stopping it and starting it a number of times in a row. I don't
know why that would cause the heat to build up, but I suppose
it's possible.

I've checked for blockage along the rest of the exhaust,
everything seems OK. I know I should suspect something causing
heat buildup...

Anyway, the part is on order, I should know in a few days.

Thanks
 
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Dan Espen

Check the blower wheel. I bet the "D" shaped hole has rounded out, it
is slipping on the shaft and it isn't blowing enough air.
Latest update:

It turned out there was no reason to worry about the blower wheel
or overheating.

The thermal overload fuse was fine. The next connection downstream
of the fuse is at the motor. The wire at the motor was loose in
it's clip.

Looks like when I moved the wires on the fuse to test them I
made the connection good. After I put everything back together
the connection was bad again. It took me an hour or so with the
wiring diagram to know where to look.
 

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