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Offline Thorning

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Maytag electric dryer MDE5500AYW with s/n 73078470JV
« on: July 09, 2017, 08:00:20 AM »

I was given the above  very nice condition dryer free with the notation that is would not start or run. I have checked all the t-stats and thermal fuse items and the heating coil. All are in proper operating condition. I also had an almost identical unit and suspected the main control panel on this non working unit to be the problem. With this in mind I switched complete panels and it started and functioned properly . I also have a spare panel from another old dryer with hopefully some usable parts. My question to other dryer experts is how to  troubleshoot the faulty panel. Since it is a solid state panel with soldered on components I am not sure if I want to start  dismantling it. I can get almost all of the LED indicators  on the panel to light up  but no action when the start control is pushed. any help would be appreciated,

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Re: Maytag electric dryer MDE5500AYW with s/n 73078470JV
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 11:24:43 AM »
In rechecking this panel with another identical  touch pad type panel I found that the problem was actually the touch pad and not the control panel . I have no experience in possible repair of these touch pad type devices or if they are even repairable. There are no marks, scratches, broken wires in the ribbon cable or other damage apparent.  I am asking other personnel who have encountered this type of problem if they were able to repair them and how.


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