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I have a Maytag Dryer with the Check Lint Filter lite on. So…

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I have a Maytag...

I have a Maytag Dryer with the Check Lint Filter lite on. So it will not start.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

1 year

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes if I can

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago
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My name is ***** ***** I have been repairing appliances for over 40 yrs and I will be assisting you tonight in trying to find out why your appliance is not working. Sometimes, there will be lapses in my replies back to your because of the volume of questions I am answering. But, please be assured that I will be giving you my best effort to help solve your problem.

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Give me a few minutes to check out the info you have provided, so I can give you an accurate answer.

Thanks

Normally the check lint filter will not cause the machine to stop, but I need you model number so I can look up the tech info.

Please check the label on the top of the console or around the door opening.

Thanks

Don

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
model number: med5500FW0
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no I prefer messaging like this
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

Lets get the machine into test mode.

press these three button in sequence 1-2-3 3 times in a row

start on the top and go down.

If you do it right, you should get 88 on the display

next press the bottom button and write down any error codes you see like F3E1

Let me know what you get

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Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

click here for button to press

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
There is no panel to press that 1-2-3
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

do you have these buttons on the control

click here

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No error code
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you have a long vent attached to the dryer?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Normal length
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you get any lights on OR is it just dead?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
everything appears to be working but with the LINT SCREEN LITE on the dryer will not start
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

So, when you run the diagnostic test you get 88 on the display?

And when you press the last button you did in the sequence, you get nothing?

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Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

Can you set the cycle on the control?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
nothing different no matter what I select
Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

Looking at the wiring diagram, there is a thermal fuse in series with the motor that would cut the power to the motor in the event that the vent system would get clogged up.

The problem is, it is attached to the blower housing, down by the lint filter inside the dryer.

The only way to access it for testing is to remove the from the dryer.

Is this something you want to do?

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Appliance Technician: ApplianceTech, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

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