20 Most Recent Maytag MDE2400A Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

it could be you have it set on a wrinkle prevent cycle.it beeps to let you know it is done then will tumble every little bit to keep wrinkles from setting.

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

It is hard for me to diagnose without seeing it, but here is a probability.
Your machine has two pieces that are matched, and are attached together.
They are the controller and the timer.
The timer is mounted on the controller.
It sounds like these two parts need to be replaced, because the timer is not advancing the controller when the dry cycle is finished.
You need not buy these parts separately, they come mated as one.
God bless your efforts.

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Oct 07, 2017

check the following:
Heater element and connections...With an ohm meter check for an open coil
Temperature select switch

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Jul 04, 2014

3E is a motor failure (over current) error message. The definition states "Over Current is Detected, Motor won't run". You are advised to check the motor windings, speed sensor, wiring connections, and control board. It's advised to call a qualified service tech familiar with these dryers, and has a service book. These were made by Samsung for Maytag. The original service manual was taped to the rear exterior and often lost. I own the service books, but running a diagnostic test is not enough, there are more hands on diagnostics needed with a DMM to fully diagnose which one of your componants is faulty. Pleazer Appliance...

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on May 20, 2014

what make and model ???

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on May 09, 2014

DL would relate to the door not closing properly, this could be down to a worn door lock microswitch, have you tried pushing firmly against the door to ensure it is closed properly

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

Maytag Neptune- electric panel is on but buttons are not responding

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Nov 28, 2013


Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Oct 07, 2013

What is the complete model number of your unit?

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Dec 03, 2012

On our Maytag dryer, the looping marquee lights mean that the dryer is in "wrinkle" mode. This means that the wrinkle mode has been selected. In this mode, the dryer continues to rotate on and off after the heat cycle has ended. It does this to keep the clothes from wrinkling -- and it displays the looping lights.

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012

I ended up drilling 2 holes in the metal casing that is blocking the 2 bottom screws from being removed. However, I'm stuck trying to unscrew the big nut that is holding the fan in place. This is such a bad design. This part is not easy to replace. Would love to hear any tips for doing this job easier.

Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Jun 10, 2012

Sounds like you have two problems
1...Timer...Replace the timer as it is non repairable.
2...Heating problems...check below
Here are a few things to check:
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
then you do not have to tape the wires together as described above.
To test your thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse remove the wires from the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse and check for continuity, if you DO NOT have continuity then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse.
Check your blower wheel to make sure it is secure to the shaft and not plugged with lint,socks,etc.
If the thermal fuse overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset.
You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, remove both wires from the thermal fuse and put the test probes to each of the ends of the thermal fuse, if no continuity then replace the thermal fuse.
A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace a generic element go to the following website:
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Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


If the vent is clean and thermal fuse located at the back inside the unit on the blower wheel housing tests continuity then error code 3 E means door circuit failure and the door switch lock assembly should be replaced. Before replacing you can check for any loose or open wire terminal in the door circuit. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


Maytag MDE2400A... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011

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