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Maytag mde3000ayw no heat so no beer for me


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#1 xtv

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

Dryer quit drying. I think I've tested everything buy the motor. I jumpered all thermostates and switches that I can find. With power to the machine I've got 120vac at the heat element. Does that mean anything? Thanks Mike



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:50 PM

You should have 220vac to the element. Your missing a leg to find out which one you need to disconnect the wire that runs from the usually red wire motor to the element and check voltage that wire with the machine running. If you dont get 120v then the switch inside the motor has failed and you need a new motor.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

Half-split the circuit at the heating element to determine which line you're missing.  

 



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:54 PM

First thing I would check is the incoming voltage at the terminals on the back of the machine red and black. If you don't have 220v with your meter on red and black then turn the breaker off and back on.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM

I'm pretty sure the switch in the motor isn't working. Has anyone been able to repair just the switch? I've fixed alot of switches, solenoids and what have you that were considered not servicable. So just wondering if it's doable. Thanks Mike



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Posted Today, 01:39 PM

I was wrong. Did the split test last night and got 120vac on the motor side and like 75 vac on the other . I must be doing something wrong.  Mike



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Posted Today, 02:59 PM

74 vac is junk voltage and characteristic of a bad switch, boogared up contacts, whatever.  

 

Which side gave you the 75 vac-- L1 or L2?






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