Model #MDE4658AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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Q:

Maytag dryer model MDE4658AYW cuts off after 15-30 seconds

A:

Hello,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

This issue is most likely caused by a bad control. The diagnosis of this problem will require the use of an ohm/volt meter and you will have to perform ohm checks and/or live voltage checks. If you have an ohm/volt meter and are confident in your technical abilities, please reply below and I will be happy to give you the checks.

I highly recommend having a trained service technician evaluate this problem. You can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
August 24, 2011
Q:

Maytag dryer(mde4658ayw) dryer only runs about 10 seconds,found i wired it wrong(4 wires),after rewired,it still shuts off the same.Did i damaged a part ?

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Running the motor on 220 volts could damage the motor. Are you certain you have re-wired correctly?

The red wire is one leg of voltage and it should connect to far left screw and black wire is the other leg of the voltage supply and it should connect to the far right hand screw. The white wire is the Neutral and it connects to the center screw. When measuring the voltage supply to confirm the wall receptacle is wired up correctly, measure across the red and black wire at the terminal block and it should read 220-230 volts. When measuring from the white/center terminal to black wire it should measure 110-115 volts and across the white and red wire it should measure 110-115 volts. I added an image below of how the power cord should be attached providing the wall outlet is wired correctly. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring the voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to confirm the power cord installation. 

Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 05, 2013
A:

Dean; If voltage measurements are correct when tested at the terminal block at the back of the dryer as I mentioned in my first response, If the motor will not immediately restart after it shuts off after 10 seconds, then it may have damaged the motor when the power cord was mis-wire or it damaged the electronic control board. Disconnect the power cord from the power source and then remove the three screws from the top of the control panel. Pivot the control panel towards you and visually inspect the control board for any burnt or blackened components on the control board. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 08, 2013
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Q:

Why won't my Maytag dryer start after replacing the heating element?

A:

The wiring diagram for your model of Maytag dryer is illustrated in the first image below. According to this diagram, the dryer light works off of L2 voltage. The control board and motor work off of the L1 leg of voltage. I recommend checking the breakers (or fuses) in your house electrical system to make sure that one breaker (or fuse) is not tripped. If you find no problem with the breakers, I recommend checking the voltage at the dryer outlet according to the diagram in the second image. NOTE: You should only measure this live voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely take this reading using a volt/ohm meter.

If the dryer outlet is not providing the L1 leg of voltage, you will need to call an electrician to fix this problem.

If you are getting proper voltage from the outlet, unplug the dryer and check the wiring at your terminal block on the back of the dryer. A loose or broken wire could be causing your problem.

If you need more help with this dryer problem, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 22, 2008

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