FIXED MEDC200XW1 Maytag dryer heater stays on

Seap1970

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Maytag dryer centennial model greater stays on even when door open.
Replaced timer.
 
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Dan O.

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The element, or the wiring to it, may be shorted to ground.
 

Jake

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What's the model number of the dryer Seap?

Jake
 

Dan O.

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Maytag MEDC200XW0 Dryer Heating Element

Check to see if the wire coil of the original element is broken and touching a ground, creating a short.

link > MEDC200XW0 Heating Element

The page at the link also has some video help.
 
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Dan O.

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Seap1970 said:
The culprit could be anyone of these...
Neither of those would cause the heater to come on with the door open. All they could do would be totally prevent the element from heating which is the exact opposite of the problem you stated you had.


Did you inspect the dryer element??
 

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Maytag dryer centennial model greater stays on even when door open.
Can't find the greater on that model. Turn the lesser on and that should balance everything out...LOL You're not giving us a lot to go on. Did you need to unplug the machine to turn the element off? Does the element turn on when you turn the timer knob? Does it stay on if the timer is in the off position?
 

Seap1970

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Multiple households living there.. at times the dryer gets stopped even if it doesnt complete the cycle just to check if the clothes are still wet or not... When left at half a cycle left customer says heater turns on even door opened.. which i checked and found heater element touched to Ground..

Thanks Guys for helping me out.
 
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