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Old 03-15-2011, 08:08 AM
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Model Number: MDG5500AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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The dryer will not turn on. I notice the start/pause led continues to flash. coincidentally, sometimes when I touch both signal keys and then the start/pause key the dryer turns on. I can do a Membrane pad check and all LED's toggle on and off. Any thoughts on what to replace?


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Old 03-16-2011, 08:35 AM
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The dryer will not turn on. I notice the start/pause led continues to flash. coincidentally, sometimes when I touch both signal keys and then the start/pause key the dryer turns on. I can do a Membrane pad check and all LED's toggle on and off. Any thoughts on what to replace?

BH,

First check, that the door switch sense circuit is correct.

On PCB, disconnect the BB2 connector from the board,

With the power supplied to the unit and the door closed, you should read 120 VAC across the Red and White wires in the connector.
(open and close the door several times to insure theres not an intermittent contact).

Disconnect the touchpad ribbon(J3) from the PCB connector.
** pin no. 1 is on the bottom and pin 2 is blank)
On the ribbon, put your meter leads on tracer no, 3 and tracer no. 7, when you press the "start/pause" pad you should read 10,000 ohms resistance across the ribbon pins.
(perform several tests, to insure no intermittent circuits).

I'm sure you'll find your problem in one of these areas(most likely the touchpad assembly).

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