Author Topic: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW  (Read 2068 times)

Offline zwingli

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 34
Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:27:10 PM »
I just looked at this dryer. It starts and runs for 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. This is true on all cycles. It seems to me that the problem is a switch on the control board that is not holding under load. Any ideas?

Model MDE4806AYW






Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1322
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 02:32:40 PM »
Check for an open neutral. I put the leads on the cord at the block 220 outside terminals and start the dryer, watch the voltage when it quits. If it goes way up then open neutral. Also check the end of the cord going into the wall for burned wiring.

Offline zwingli

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 34
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 08:02:01 PM »
I tightened the terminals and checked the voltage as you suggested. It did not fluctuate. The cord looks good on both ends. I tested the components listed in the service manual and only found 1 that seemed out of range. The thermistor reads 14,000 ohms @60 degrees instead of 10,000 @ 72.  Would this cause it to shut down? Thanks.

Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1322
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 09:40:33 PM »
With what you are describing it has to be voltage drop(failure of timer etc.) or a bad motor. Does it start right up after it quits ( push start button) or does it buzz and not start,or silent?

Offline zwingli

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 34
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 06:53:11 PM »
It starts right up. I tried to go into the service diagnostics and that wouldn't work. I've replaced the hi limit and the thermal cut-out.
It still does the same thing. The centrifugal switch seems to be working and the motor does not appear weak or sickly? Control board?

Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1322
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 07:02:20 PM »
Does sound like the board.

Offline bigbuck

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 953
  • Country: us
  • over 30 years repairing appliance
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 07:04:15 PM »
also beleive the board part# AP4046791

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Take a Kid fishing.

Offline zwingli

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 34
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 10:24:10 AM »
Thanks guys! I changed the board and all systems are go. Thanks for your help.



Dryer Control Board, part number: AP4046791



Offline bigbuck

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 953
  • Country: us
  • over 30 years repairing appliance
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 10:32:01 AM »
8)

Sent from my MB865 using Tapatalk

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 03:32:48 PM »
You are welcome.
Come back again when you need help.
Take a Kid fishing.

Offline Brent@CanBC

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 113
  • Country: ca
Re: Maytag Dryer MDE4806AYW
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 01:13:50 AM »
These boards have a motor relay, and heater relay.     I have had to change out the boards on three Duet dryers with this problem.   They all were the Motor Relay.  Brent@CanBC

 

LDG7304 Maytag Dryer - making a lot of noise.

Started by robert

Replies: 5
Views: 7722
Last post February 20, 2011, 07:33:06 PM
by jumptrout51
Maytag Dryer Problem

Started by jborden

Replies: 10
Views: 8709
Last post August 15, 2007, 12:06:18 PM
by AJ
Video: How to check voltage at cord on a Maytag electric dryer.

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 7636
Last post July 31, 2007, 12:38:27 PM
by AJ
maytag neptune dryer is really noisy

Started by joy

Replies: 1
Views: 4801
Last post October 09, 2007, 07:43:45 AM
by AJ
Maytag Neptune Dryer 4000 noise

Started by sparky823

Replies: 14
Views: 7620
Last post November 28, 2007, 10:36:02 PM
by sparky823
Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!

Started by dwatts

Replies: 14
Views: 5481
Last post November 19, 2007, 07:16:45 AM
by AJ