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Old 09-06-2012, 01:41 PM
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Model Number: MED5870TW0   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Dryer won't turn. The timer works and the light turns on when I open the door. I hear the "click" when I push start which activates the timer but it won't turn. Could this be a bad door switch? Thanks in Advance!


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:36 AM
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See the attachment for the wiring diagram

You said "The timer works".
If by this you mean that the timer advances when in a timed dry mode then the door switch is OK.

There seems to be a disagreement between the wiring diagram and the parts breakdown.
The wiring diagram shows a thermal fuse in the motor circuit but I cannot find it in the parts.
If it has one then it will be mounted on the blower.

It will be like the following.
Part number: AP3132867

Part number: AP3132867

Click on the picture for more info.

I would check for this first.
If it has one and it is blown then be sure to check/clean your vent system as this is the most common cause of it blowing.
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