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Old 11-27-2010, 08:04 AM
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Model Number: lde8410   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I need help to diagnose this problem with the dryer not heating.


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Maytag LDE8410 DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8600ACW DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8604ADE DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8604ADM DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8606ACE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8606ACM DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8606ADE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8616ACE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8616ACM DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8624ACE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8624ACL DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8624ACM DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8626ACE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8626ACM DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8626ADE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8704ACE DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8704ACL DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8704ACM DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8706ACM DRYER- ELE
Maytag LDE8706ADE DRYER- ELE
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Maytag LDE8804ACL DRYER- ELE
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:06 AM
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First check the power
Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times, sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
If this does nothing, check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!

Next check the heating coil, then the thermal fuse (item 6 in Section 4), then the other thermostats in the unit.

Unplug the unit.
Disconnect one side of the heating coil and measure it with a meter.
Should be 10 to 12 ohms.
If OK
Unplug one side of the thermal fuse and check.
Should be 0 ohms.
The same applies to the other thermostats

If the thermal fuse is blown you have to find out what caused it to go.
Note: that sometimes they do just blow on their own but changing it without checking other things is a gamble. I believe richappy (another regular poster on this forum) has done a study on thermostats and found a wide variation of actual trip point and what is specified.

Check the heating coil.
Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 12 ohms.
Then check from each side of the coil to the case/frame, both should be infinite ohms (open). If not the coil may have sagged or broken and is touching the case. This can cause it to run on high and the thermostats cannot regulate it so the thermal fuse blows.

If the above is OK then you will also have to replace the hi-limit as it should have regulated the temperature so the fuse did not blow.

You still have to find out why it blew.
Check that the belt is OK.
Check the seals (drum etc) in the unit. The air is pulled over the heating coils, through the drum and pushed out the exhaust. So any large seal leak will pull in room air and the cycling thermostat on the blower will run the unit hot.
Check that the lint filter is not coated with fabric softener residue which greatly reduces air flow.
Check/clean your vent system.
Check/clean the blower wheel.

If all OK you may want to replace the cycling thermostat as it's contacts may not be opening (welded shut).
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