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Old 02-19-2012, 12:58 PM
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Model Number: MDE308DAYW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello,
I have a Maytag electric dryer. It will start and run a complete cycle (on any of the three dryer settings) and then on the next load, it will stop after 2 - 5 minutes. At first I thought it was the timer, then my wife noticed that the light wasn't coming on when it was in it's non-start mode. I noticed that when I move the drum, the light can be made to come back on, and it will run...sometimes. When it does run, it does dry the clothes.
Could it be the belt and/or belt pulley?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you.


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Old 02-19-2012, 03:09 PM
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Please specify which light comes on when you move the drum.
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Sorry, the interior light comes on. There are no external lights.
Thx for getting back so quickly.
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Most likely the problem is with door switch. With power off raise the top and check for continuity between white and yellow/black wires with door closed.

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Thx again 4 quick response. Now, of course, it's working just fine. I didn't have a chance to check the light....
Very strange.
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