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Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« on: May 25, 2012, 09:07:28 PM »
We bought this dryer back in Sep 1999.  It has been excellent and we have not had any problems with it for the past 12.5 years.  I have pulled the front off of it every couple of years to make sure all the lint is cleaned out of it.  It was working through last Saturday night.  On Sunday morning the start button was pushed again and all it would do is buzz and the tumbler would not move.  I can move the tumbler by hand with force so I am assuming the belt is still in place.

I have been doing some reading and from what I am finding it could be either the motor or some sort of fuse or relay connected to the motor.  However I have not found anyone who has described exactly what I am finding with this dryer. 

I realize that I can make a cable to plug the dryer motor in to see if it runs and I may do that tomorrow.  I would just like to get it fixed for my wife.

I videoed what it is doing this morning when you push the start button.  Please go to here in order to veiw it

Thanks

Rob

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 09:31:39 PM »
Starting windings are bad on motor, replace motor assy.

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 11:25:31 AM »
BigBuck, Thanks.  I tried it again today and it started to turn but it took a bit so I am sure you are right when it comes to the starter. 

So I am going to change out the motor.  Now here is another question.  I have gone to several sites and there are 3 different part numbers for this motor that are coming up for the MDE4000AYW Neptune dryer.  They are 33002478, 33002795 and 33002462.  Does anyone have any ideas of which one would be the best one to buy?  They all seem to be the same price.

I haven't pulled the dryer apart yet so I will also do that to see what the actual motor may have on it for a part number.

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 11:32:47 AM »
You will need to go by the first two digits of the serial number to figure out the correct motor to order.

Post the first two digits of your model number if you are not sure.

You could also double check the part number on the original motor.
Post the part number of the original motor here if it don't match one below and will see if it crosses to another number.

Serial number starts with 28 order dryer motor part # 33002478   


 
Serial number starts with 55 order dryer motor part # 33002795   
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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 11:40:00 AM »
MDE4000AYW= 33002795 O0

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 11:41:52 AM »
MDE4000AYW= 33002795 O0

Notice the difference between the shafts of the two motors.
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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 11:52:00 AM »
The s/n for the dryer is 10632471QW.

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 11:55:58 AM »
AJ thanks for the point on the shaft.  These two motors are definitely different.  I am guessing I will need to pull it apart to fully verify.

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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 12:01:33 PM »
AJ thanks for the point on the shaft.  These two motors are definitely different.  I am guessing I will need to pull it apart to fully verify.

That would be a good idea.
Let us know the numbers posted on the motor.

If none of the numbers on the motor match the numbers I posted it maybe a old part number and I can double check the old number against the new part numbers.
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Re: Maytag MDE4000AYW dryer will not rotate
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 12:05:56 PM »
It will be a bit before I can pull it apart today.  I will post what I find later.  Maybe I will make the cord so I can also fully test the motor as well.

 

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