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Offline dgs119

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Dryer Maytag MDE4806 acts like no power
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:01:28 AM »

We did have a whole house power failure before I noticed the problem:
I checked voltage at the receptacle on wall .. is reading proper voltage 240vac.
open door .. inside light DOES NOT come on. switch does click.
No status lights come on, on the control panel.

pulled front off to check the door switch.. does pass continuity test.
I also checked the thermal fuse .. it IS NOT OPEN.

any ideas?
wondering if the controller board is bad... how to test?.
But it does not look like that should affect the interior lamp.

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Re: Dryer Maytag MDE4806 acts like no power
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 08:55:03 PM »
You're right, the door light is controlled by the door switch, not the control board.  Do you have 120vac from hot to neutral? Check for 120vac at 13 and 15 at the PS5 plug on the control board.  If the traces from 13 and 15 go straight to the transformer, check the continuity of the primary winding.


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