MEDB835DW4 MAYTAG BRAVOS XL DRYER WILL NOT MAINTAIN POWER

danap3681

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Purchased in 4-2018. We kept it in storage and just installed in about 4 months ago. When you turn the power on it comes on but will immediately shut off. We have checked cord and breaker. I noticed before this happened the other day I had the door open and the light was flickering. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated since I would assume it is no longer under warranty since it is over a year from purchase date.
 

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danap3681

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Good afternoon. Unfortunately the switch above was not the problem. We did have someone come check to make sure power cord and breaker were up to par. I took this video last night hoping it may help. We have not had any error codes come up at all. We live in a small town and no service technicians here so would cost arm and a leg to get someone to come repair. Any suggestions or input are very much appreciated
 

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Did they take a voltage reading on the dryers terminal block where the power cord hooks up to the dryer? Normal would be 240 volts across the OUTER TWO terminals, the MIDDLE terminal is neutral.

I will our tech bigbuck if he has the tech. data sheet for this model.

Jake
 

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Thank you. I appreciate any help. I am unsure if he checked that but I will get him to come back out and check if he didn't.
 

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Thank you. I am going to check the terminals this evening when I get home and also someone suggested checking the thermal fuse as well.
 

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Thanks bigbuck!

Yes, lets make 100% sure we have 240 volts at the dryer terminal block. Yes, unplug the dryer from the wall and ohm test the thermal fuse.

Here's the thermal fuse for your model:
Thermal Fuse W10909685


Jake
 

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We checked the voltage on terminals. It was good. Got the thermal fuse out and tested it and it was good.
 

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Update: still not working. I contacted Maytag and they were going to file under warranty for service call since only a couple of months out of 1 year warranty. No tech in my area so they finally found someone who would come look at it. He said display panel was bad. So he replaced it. Still not working so that day he said it needed main control board. So we got that part and tried that yesterday still not working. I am at a loss of what could be wrong with it. We have a friend coming to test everything for us this evening since I know absolutely nothing about all of that.
 

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Found out tech actually did not replace display panel. He did absolutely no testing other than testing the terminal block. Previous post on here asked about the P2-1 and P2-3 having 5 volts. We tested it yesterday and it was showing nothing. Is that the user interface?
 

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W11133021 is the part we replaced ourselves. The technician told me earlier he replaced W11158457. We only were able to do a few steps in the testing yesterday because I did not have the tech sheet available. We are going to continue with the testing this afternoon with the ACU power check.
They said they would cover under warranty and I didn't realize that means no charge for technician to come out but they are charging for parts. I am really trying to find out exact cause because I can't keep forking out $ for parts they assumed would fix it. I lucked up and found the part we purchased for half of what they wanted for it. Just frustrating because I felt like the technician should have went through all the testing first instead of playing a guessing game about what it was.
 

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