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#1 maytag

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:34 AM

Dryer will start but stops after a short amount of time , can be restarted with same results. Have tried different cycles and temps. Also can not get control into test mode, not all of the lights on control dial light up. This started after a snow storm with power outages. Thanks

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

how long does it run ?
Can it be re-started right away ?
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

Dryer runs approximately 30 seconds to one minute, Yes it can be re-started right away.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

What happens to the control "timer knob" when this occurs - does it advance to the where the cycle should end, of does it just quit where it is, when it quits - any lights flash or illuminated ?
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:44 PM

Has this Dryer worked OK up till now, or were any repairs done on it lately ?
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

Dryer shuts off completely, there are no lights when it stops so I'm not sure where knob stops at. Light in dial comes on when I set it to start dryer but when it stops there all out. Also several months ago we replaced the tension pulley on the belt. Thanks

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

check / inspect / clean / tighten the Nuts on the Dryer Cord Terminal Strip
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:39 PM

Checked and cleaned cord connections and tighten screws. Dryer still runs and stops.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:19 AM

Let's split the problem in half. Use the wiring diagram in the tech sheet to identify the power supply wires to the motor so you can clip your meter leads to them. For this test, it's usually more convenient to make the measurements at the electrically equivalent points on the timer or somewhere other than the motor. Run the dryer. When the dryer stops, you're looking to see if the motor supply voltage drops off, too. If it does, the problem is in the timer or somewhere upstream from it; if not, then the motor has an internal flakey connection or motor wiring harness has a flakey connection. If a connection of flakey, it can go open when it heats up, like from current flowing thru it. The fix may be as simple as disconnecting/reconnecting the motor wire harness connections at both ends of the harness.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:41 PM

Thanks for your help, gave the dryer to someone with more skill to figure it out, and we got a new one. Thanks again




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