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firecat53

Member Since 05 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2014 07:37 PM

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In Topic: Maytag Dependable Care Dryer -- noisy and longer drying times

15 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Open the door, stick your head in the dryer facing down. Should be on the front bulkhead, usually on the right. It senses by clothes touching it, and when clothes are wet it discharges the electrical field charge across its polls. I hope that description is clear enough.

Nope...weird! The only things attached to the front bulkhead are the door light and door switch!

 

also, the Sensor Bars (shown in the parts list) are just a pair of metal strips that the clothes touch

and unless damaged, are usually OK.

Normally connected to a Dryness Controller, but I don't see one on your parts list, nor wiring diagram

Hummmm...well....that's odd. There's an 'Auto-Dry' setting on the controls that hasn't worked right in years, so I was assuming it'd be a moisture sensor problem. Ah well...not a big deal...and it was only $14, so it's prob not worth the shipping to return it.

Got the new blower wheel installed...wow what a difference!! Thanks all yet again for your help!!


In Topic: Maytag Dependable Care Dryer -- noisy and longer drying times

15 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Ok...I ordered a moisture sensor too to replace along with my blower wheel. Where the heck does it go??? I see it in the exploded parts diagram in the tumbler section, but I can't find it for the life of me!! I even traced the wires...don't see where it could possibly go :/ I'm feelin' a bit dense at the moment....

 

Thanks!

 

Scott

 

Edit: If I had to guess it would be someplace here, on the outlet of the blower, but I don't see anything that looks the same there.

Attached: picture of my blower wheel assembly. Here is the moisutre sensor that I have.


In Topic: Maytag Dependable Care Dryer -- noisy and longer drying times

12 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Yep....blower wheel :) <off to order it> Thanks for the tip...I wouldn't have thought to run the dryer without the blower wheel installed!

 

 

 

Scott

 

 

Blower Wheel part link ==> http://www.repaircli...mber=MDG9316AWW

 

Blower-Wheel-33001790-00557958.jpg


In Topic: Maytag Dependable Care Dryer -- noisy and longer drying times

12 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Ok...first Youtube video ever :)

Hopefully the sound comes across ok.

Thanks!

Scott


In Topic: Maytag Dependable Care Dryer -- noisy and longer drying times

12 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

Tried drying a load with the vent disconnected (sorry, forgot to add that to first post)...it helped a little bit but not much (maybe 15min better time). Also, I don't think it's the washer because the clothes dried normally when we were using our friend's dryer.

 

 

So by saying it's an air flow problem, do you mean that replacing the blower wheel could be a good next step?

 

Thanks!

 

Scott

 

 

Edit: post youtube video? You mean so you can hear the noise?



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