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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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I have a Maytag MGD9700SQ0 that just beeps when start button

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I have a Maytag MGD9700SQ0 that just beeps when start button is pressed. Light shuts off when door is closed and thermal fuse ohm's out good. Is there anything else besides main board that can cause this?
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to helping you! Is it beeping three fast beeps when the start button is pressed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Okay, that means the door switch is open. I know the light turns off when the door is closed, but there is a second contact in there. Push the door switch at the top of the opening in and out several times and see if it will allow it to start, even momentarily. Let me know what happens, please.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Still won't work. Is there a way that I can "jump" that side of the switch?

Yes, are you comfortable with making electrical connections?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, 100%

Excellent! If you can access the door switch wires, the white and the blue need to be together to close the door switch circuit. The brown wire is for the light so it will not be in the connection. Let me know what happens, please. Oh, be sure to unplug the dryer while bypassing that switch!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It works! I appreciate your help. Looking at the wiring diagram I didn't see the second part of the switch. Thanks again!


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