Dryer won't start on Maytag LSE7806ACEDryer start problems stack
Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:51 PM
So this unit has performed well for about 6 years...
I have checked two thermal units and the thermostat with a multimeter and they appear to be functioning well with no resistance.
It was working fine on previous load, but did have some smell to it when my daughter informed me it wasn't starting. It did have a fair amount of lint in it ( I already mentioned my teenage daughter, right)
Anyway, I've worked my way back to dryer motor. Belt seems to be in good shape and I can turn motor by hand and make dryer tumble.
So, can I benchtest the motor? Should I just install a new motor?
The door switch seemed to working fine.
I don't know what else it could be????
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:04 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:05 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:20 PM
As for checking the outer posts, don't I have to plug it back in and put everything back together before trying that? I am also a big scaredy cat when it comes to checking 220 power...any suggestions or advice? Would it have power at the post where the cord connects if nothing is turned on/everything is disassembled?
It never threw the breaker btw.
And also, my problem is not a lack of heat- it's not doing anything- turning, grinding, humming, etc.
Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:38 PM
don't be afraid ...just cautious.
No need to reassemble...make sure all loose wires are clear and check with yer meter...
We'd all feel silly if this is the problem...need to rule it out...
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