Model #MDE2400AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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Testing Dryer Motor for MDE2400AYW MDE2400AYW Maytag Maytag laundry

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The Ohm checks of the motor should be close enough for the motor to start and run. You did not indicate what the failure is with the dryer. Below is some possible failures.

Will not start or run:
  •  All wires are hooked up to their corresponding terminals.
  •  Dryer is plugged in.
  •  Blown fuse or circuit breaker.
  •  Door switch functional...door closed. Check for error code 3 (See Tech Sheet for code definition).
  •  Start/Pause switch functional.
  •  Control Board operational.
  •  Drive motor functional.
  •  Check motor capacitor.
Runs a few minutes and then stops:
  •  Lint buildup around drive motor.
  •  Low voltage present.
  •  Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
  •  Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.

I hope this helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 06, 2014
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The Ohm checks of the motor should be close enough for the motor to start and run. You did not indicate what the failure is with the dryer. Below is some possible failures.

Will not start or run:
  •  All wires are hooked up to their corresponding terminals.
  •  Dryer is plugged in.
  •  Blown fuse or circuit breaker.
  •  Door switch functional...door closed. Check for error code 3 (See Tech Sheet for code definition).
  •  Start/Pause switch functional.
  •  Control Board operational.
  •  Drive motor functional.
  •  Check motor capacitor.
Runs a few minutes and then stops:
  •  Lint buildup around drive motor.
  •  Low voltage present.
  •  Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
  •  Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.

I hope this is helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 06, 2014
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Slow drying, adequate air, lowheat

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Providing a complete model number to your question will definitely help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply to this thread with a model number included I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a great day.

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Alina F. -
May 20, 2011
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I did include a model number (see above) and repeating, it is:Model MDE2400AYW

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Wayne -
May 20, 2011
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First step: go to the main breaker box of the house, turn the two dryer breakers off and then back on again.

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LookOver1 -
May 20, 2011
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The temperature seems way low. You might pull the vent off the back and check temperature right at the back and see what it is.

The exhaust temperature should be approximately 150 degrees.

I have two possible causes of this problem.

First and easiest is to check the two circuit breakers to the dryer. If one trips then the dryer would only have 120 volts to heat with and 80-100 degrees is what you would get with 120 volts.

The other possible cause is the element consists of two elements. If one element is bad then you would not get the 150 degrees we need to dry clothes.

The wiring diagram may be of help if you have a meter and wish to check continuity of the two elements. Remember to unplug the dryer first.

The 2nd image below shows how to access the heating element if needed. Remember to unplug the dryer first.

Thanks for the question and reply with with additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 22, 2011
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Update: I checked the circuit breaker by plugging the dryer into a separate 220v circuit, no change in symptoms. Used the diagnostics procedure that came with the dryer. There were no error codes, but the temperature leveled off at 35 deg C. This was after about 20 minutes on the "Normal Dry" cycle, Reg heat setting, no clothes in the drum. I don't have a VOM to check the resistance. However, as it heats somewhat, the thermostats must be OK. So I think it is the heater.

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Wayne -
May 22, 2011
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The 35 dgrees centigrade (95F) is way to low. I would agree that one of the elements on the heater has broken. Replacing the element will most likely fix this problem. Remember to unplug the dryer before accessing the element. The 34001073 element can be obtained at SearsPartsDirect.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2011
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Replaced the element and checked the breaker. No change after flipping. The element is kicking on and turning on after approximately 3 seconds at Regular (Max allowable) heat . Could it be that the thermostat needs replacing?

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Bob -
May 26, 2014
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Testing Dryer Motor for MDE2400AYW MDE2400AYW Maytag Maytag laundry

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly assist you in locating the instructions to test the motor on your dryer. I did look into the model number you have provided and I have found the information to assist you.


Disconnect harness and test white wire pin2 to red wire pin 1 and it should be aprox 35ohms 10%.

Disconnect harness and test blue wire pin3 to white wire pin 2 aprox 29 ohms.

Let me know if this helps.

 
You can also visit searpartsdirect.com for parts, diagrams, and repair information.
 
 
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for your question. Have a great day.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 22, 2014
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white wire pin 2 to red wire pin 1 was 34.8, but blue wire pin3 to white wire pin 2 was 24.8. Is the second reading out of range? does that mean the motor is not working properly? Iknow is suposed to be 10% + or - so that means its beyond the range. But since it is so close does that mean its not working as it should? or is that acceptable?

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ROBERT -
May 24, 2014
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