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Maytag Dryer Model MDE6800AYW WILL NOT RUN.

On the dryer the star light is on. the pause light is flashing and the time is 47 min when it comes on. The unit was unplugged for about 24 hours and the same lights came back on.

Recently all the light just went off and when the door was opened the lights came back on, the unit will still not work. Unable to change any of the settings. Unit will not stop/pause or go off by pressing the off button.

Looking for step by step information to fix the problem and what parts might be needed. Any images would be helpful.

Dryers , Maytag , Washers
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by Manage My Life
September 22nd, 2011
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I know you said you unplugged the dryer for 24 hours,It could have a failed machine control board.

If the cycle complete light will not turn off by pressing Pause/Cancel, opening and closing the door or by unplugging and plugging it back in the failure could be the control board.

You will need to remove the top panel in order to access the control board for replacement. I am sending you the instructions from the service manual in the attachment provided below. Remember to disconnect power to the dryer before attempting access. Please click on the attachment below for details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician.

SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.
by Manage My Life
September 24th, 2011
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I am replying to your answer about my hung display on my Maytag Neptune Dryer.
The attachments you sent seem to be for a different dryer. Things don’t match up.
I learned that my dryer is made to be serviced from the front.
I wanted to eliminate the thermal fuses & thermostat as the cause of my problem & to get to them I had to remove the dryer door & drop down the front panel. At the top front, on either side are metal tabs holding the top on. From the front I was able to access the components which checked out good with an ohm meter.
After putting evey thing back, I removed the top back panel to access the control board. I removed the ribbon cable from the membrane & performed a continuity check when each button is pressed per the diagnostic chart when the dryer is off.
They were ok.
Before doing all this, my display was hung in pause & the panel would not take any commands. The display looked normal but was frozen. The only button it would respond to was the “air fluff” button which put the dryer in a diagnostic mode when held down for 2 seconds. There, all the panel lights would light in sequence until the air fluff button was again pressed for 2 seconds. It would then return to the normal operating mode which was still frozen.
When I reconnected the ribbon cable & plugged the dryer back in, it worked normally when I pressed the “start/pause” button. I opened the door & the dryer stopped. I repeated this & it worked a few times & then went back to a frozen display & would not work. The control board did work for a while. Do you think it is still the cause of the problem?
by Manage My Life
September 26th, 2011
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