Model #MDE336REW1 UNIVERSAL/MULTIFLEX (FRIGIDAIRE) Residential Dryer

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Q:

Dryer does not start MDE336REW1

A:

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Joseph P. -
July 27, 2013
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Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com. I am sorry to hear of the issue you are experiencing with the Push To Start Switch, I know how frustrating that can be, especially if the clothes are piling up.

I believe the start switch has two wires. One is black and the other is white/red.

This should be a momentary switch that closes a start circuit when the switch is pushed. When released the circuit opens but the motor continues to run on the run windings.

There is one easy test for the start switch. With the dryer unplugged remove the two wires from the start switch and join them together. You may use a little electrical tape to make the connection. This will bypass the start switch.

Next plug the dryer in and then turn the timer to a cycle. When the timer is turned if the dryer runs then the start switch was bad. If the motor still doesn't run then the start switch is not the problem.

Since you have already checked your door switch, the next most logical issue if the Push To Start switch checks out is the motor relay, the black box on the motor. I have seen instances where the relay becomes defective and causes issues like this.

Let me know how this check goes, and if we need to dig in deeper for the motor issue, we most certainly can. Hopefully this will be of help and hope you have a great weekend, thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
July 27, 2013
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Tried bypass of start button still nothing.( other than hearing timer mechanism run) Next steps? Are there wiring schematic on machine? THANK-YOU!

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Kevin geisel -
July 29, 2013
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Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com. Sorry to hear of the issue you are having with the dryer starting.

Based on your symptom the thermal limiter is likely bad.

  • A thermal limiter only initiates when the air temperature in the drum reaches a predetermined trip temperature, usually the point overheating starts. A dryer can overheat for a number of reasons: restricted airflow, blower motor freezes, faulty thermostat or the heating element malfunctions. After it activates, the thermal limiter immediately cuts power to the dryer and motor to avert a fire from ensuing.

  • Locate the thermal limiter to confirm it has blown. It's generally accessible by removing the dryer's back panel cover. Keep your dryer manual handy so you can refer to it for help if you need it. Look for a cluster of wires near the exhaust vent. The thermal limiter is the white plastic component that has two wires attached nearest to the wire cluster. If it's gray or black, the fuse has blown.

For your convenience, I have included a schematic for the Cabinet/Drum as well as the wiring diagram. The reference number for the thermal limiter on the schematic is 36, shown in the square box in upper right corner of the schematic. I do believe since you've bypassed the start switch and checked the door switch this is the most logical part causing your grief.

Thermal Limiter for model MDE336REW1

Cabinet/Drum Schematic for model MDE336REW1

Wiring Diagram for model MDE336REW1

Keep in mind that if the thermal limiter is blown, you will need to address the issue that caused it to blow initially or it will need to be serviced again. A restricted vent system or a shorted heating element are the two main causes of failed thermal limiter.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 30, 2013
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Dryer does not start. MDW336REW1

A:

Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Julio -
July 30, 2013
A:

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com. Sorry to hear of the issue you are having with the dryer starting.

Based on your symptom the thermal limiter is likely bad.

  • A thermal limiter only initiates when the air temperature in the drum reaches a predetermined trip temperature, usually the point overheating starts. A dryer can overheat for a number of reasons: restricted airflow, blower motor freezes, faulty thermostat or the heating element malfunctions. After it activates, the thermal limiter immediately cuts power to the dryer and motor to avert a fire from ensuing.

  • Locate the thermal limiter to confirm it has blown. It's generally accessible by removing the dryer's back panel cover. Keep your dryer manual handy so you can refer to it for help if you need it. Look for a cluster of wires near the exhaust vent. The thermal limiter is the white plastic component that has two wires attached nearest to the wire cluster. If it's gray or black, the fuse has blown.

For your convenience, I have included a schematic for the Cabinet/Drum as well as the wiring diagram. The reference number for the thermal limiter on the schematic is 36, shown in the square box in upper right corner of the schematic. I do believe since you've bypassed the start switch and checked the door switch this is the most logical part causing your grief.

Thermal Limiter for model MDE336REW1

Cabinet/Drum Schematic for model MDE336REW1

Wiring Diagram for model MDE336REW1

Keep in mind that if the thermal limiter is blown, you will need to address the issue that caused it to blow initially or it will need to be serviced again. A restricted vent system or a shorted heating element are the two main causes of failed thermal limiter.

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 30, 2013
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