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Dryer starts then after a few minutes stops running nuptune mde5500

Dryer stopped at 18 minutes left and would not do anything today after pushing every button and turning off breaker still stayed at 18 minutes and would not start back up. So I unpluged the dryer and tonite it reset and I turned it on and was working great for about 5 minutes then it quit and won't do anything again. What could the problem be. The dryer has never had any issues before.

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SOURCE: Dryer starts then stops after a few seconds.

thank you ill get back to you after reading the tech manual shortly

Posted on Jan 17, 2008



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SOURCE: Dryer beeps, shuts down

replace power control board

Posted on Jan 21, 2008


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SOURCE: Maytag MDG7600AW Gas Dryer heat starts and then stops

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Posted on Jul 09, 2008


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SOURCE: Maytag dryer [electric] MED9600 lights up but won't start

Your motor has fried. It isn't in the Control Panel, the SENSES light wouldn't turn on if it were the CP. If you go to your closest Home Depot, ask the front desk for assistance with Dryer Motors. They will guide you through to get you the right one. They will even tell you how to install it. When you replace it with the new motor, the Dryer will work fine.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2008


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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer quit running

If your not a handyperson, this could be expensive...
a)  you didn't tell us if this is a newer electronically controlled dryer, or just the old reliable type...  newer types, in my opinion, will generally have more controls fail than the older types, but sometimes something on the older types fail also...  to replace the newer stuff will cost lots -- cheaper to buy an ol' reliable...
b)  besides checking the lint trap, you should periodically inspect the outside vent to make sure the airflow is good...  also, it's always a good thing to take apart the dyer every now and then and clean it out if the dryer has run a lot... in most cases, the dryer would be replaced before it really needs to be cleaned out (I kept mine for many, many years)
c)  in the dryer heater duct, there are a number of safety switches -- if for any reason, the dyer air should over heat, it shuts down the dryer -- some are resettable, some are the replaceable type, but both types will be used; unfortunately, even if a resettable switch operates, the replaceable will almost always operate...
d)  since it appears nothing works, I suspect the heating element is still probably good, but...
e) if the breaker was not tripped, then the motor is probably OK...
f)  I'm not sure, it's been awhile since I've had my dryer torn apart, but I think it will also shutdown if the drum drive belt breaks...
My suggestion is to call a trustworthy repairman, determine the potential costs up front and then decide whether to replace or repair... or call a trusted friend to fix it if they have the knowhow...

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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