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    Maytag Dryer Help Pls!

    You dentists have plenty of useful info.

    Any suggestions for what I may be able to do to self help my way through a repair on 12yo Maytag electric dryer? Hereís a pic with detail on the unit. Kinda rather not have folks in my house now if I can avoid it. Make me a hero to my tribe and I owe you big.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    By way of follow up - faint noise upon pressing start button. Wonít cycle on, but sounds like some electric activity is occurring.

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    Clearly the bar tag and serial number need replacing.

    Wtf dude. Describe the problem or issue.
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    I googled it for you.

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    Update to iOS 13.4.1

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    First thing I would look at is the door switch. Jump that and see what happens. I'll bet a good six pack of beer that's it.

    After that, you'll need a voltage meter to chase down the issue. Lots of help on YT and the internet. Google your issues and the model and you can narrow things down pretty quick.

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    Fuk that was fast. Faint electric buzzing sound and no turnover. Not a too hot or not hot enough thing if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    First thing I would look at is the door switch. Jump that and see what happens. I'll bet a good six pack of beer that's it.

    After that, you'll need a voltage meter to chase down the issue. Lots of help on YT and the internet. Google your issues and the model and you can narrow things down pretty quick.
    TY - I appreciate the start here recommendation.

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    Instead of going to an appliance repair forum, why do you ask a bunch of dirtbags & dentists, none of whom should be allowed to own tools ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    . Google your issues and the model and you can narrow things down pretty quick.
    Yep. I did this once with my washer, narrowed down the likely problem, bought the part from a place that had a YouTube vid on how to install it, followed that, and it worked.

    If I could figure it out, a lobotomized monkey probably could.

    It's at least worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Yep. I did this once with my washer, narrowed down the likely problem, bought the part from a place that had a YouTube vid on how to install it, followed that, and it worked.

    If I could figure it out, a lobotomized monkey probably could.

    It's at least worth a try.
    Appreciate the encouragement. I really do.

    Piss off to the haters. Run the real gambit in this place from mount your own fucking skis/fix your own fucking dryer to pick up the phone to fix the problem you dummy. Guess thereís good and bad, and Iíd be less inclined to order a part if it werenít these times. [End of blog]

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    Your belt or idler pulley may have failed. Electrical noise could be the tumbler motor running. Or the tumbler relay on the board could have failed. Open that bitch up, they're not that complicated.

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    This site helped with a few appliance repairs I’ve done in the past.

    This is the page I got to when I googled trouble shooting your model number:

    https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairH...art-med5870tw0
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    It almost certainly wonít work, but try to unplug it for like a minute and see if itís lil maytag brain resets and fixes itself.
    It works enough that itís worth a few minutes to give it a shot.

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    Repair clinic fixes 95% of issues. Like a cakewalk.
    Cheap parts too.
    I've fixed my fathers washer and dryer with an hour and less than $40 bucks when he thought to replace them. Simple machines. simple fixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It almost certainly wonít work, but try to unplug it for like a minute and see if itís lil maytag brain resets and fixes itself.
    It works enough that itís worth a few minutes to give it a shot.
    Yup - no go on that one x3 attempts. My first thought as well.

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    Thanks again for the additional thoughts from Lake Effect, Djongo and Onstruction (contrary to name!).

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    Did you jump the door switch yet? Serioulsy, I fix washers/dryers at our rentals about every 6 months on average and the majority of problems have been the door switches.

    I've had them go out on our home washer/dryers also, but then I'll just bypass them. But I can't do that in the rentals or some tenant would figure out a way to hurt themselves.

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    Sometimes if you ask the parts guy he will know whats wrong cuz he is the guy who sells me the part

    IME appliances are pretty simple machines to fix
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post

    IME appliances are pretty simple machines to fix
    This is the most important thing. Whatever it is, it’s almost always pretty easy to figure out and replace. Ain’t nothin to it but to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    This is the most important thing. Whatever it is, itís almost always pretty easy to figure out and replace. Ainít nothin to it but to do it.
    And dryers in particular are pretty simple machines (much more so than washers). I've fixed mine 3 times: door switch, drive belt, and heating element. All the info to diagnose and fix is on the webz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lake_effect View Post
    Your belt or idler pulley may have failed. Electrical noise could be the tumbler motor running. Or the tumbler relay on the board could have failed. Open that bitch up, they're not that complicated.

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    No evidence belt slipped. Opened the bitch up and nothing obviously disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Did you jump the door switch yet? ....
    Yes - and that isnít it. Same light electric buzzing when I press start button once jumped.

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    Can you test where the tumbler motor is to see if you're getting 120 volts to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstruction View Post
    This site helped with a few appliance repairs Iíve done in the past.

    This is the page I got to when I googled trouble shooting your model number:

    https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairH...art-med5870tw0
    Repair clinic is great. Thanks!

    Going to try to test the thermal fuse as the door switch wasnít the issue.

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