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Offline Thorning

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Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:02:15 AM »

I have a Maytag with above model number that has a broken/non working selector switch. This design uses a poor quality design that is non repairable and apparently no longer available. A year or so back I had one of these units and tried to utilize an older type rotary switch but could not figure out how to rework the wiring . Has anyone ever done this kind rework. The plug for the timer is a one piece arrangement  instead of the older design with discrete wire connectors . Help!!!

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 07:25:15 AM »
Do you need selector knob or wiring diagram for timer? I found this for you


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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 07:43:36 AM »
Thanks
But the item i am referring to it the rotary type that pushes on and off to start and stop the dryer and rotates to select the cycle. The stem pulls out after the knob is removed. It is shown on E bay but I am wanting to replace it completely with an old design selector switch as Typ p/n WP33002855 at a price of $112.

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 08:16:31 AM »
Which part do you need? Might have one in the yard?

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:21:28 AM »
Item 7 and item 11

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 08:50:11 AM »
Item 4 and item 7 are the most important, Item 11 is not as important

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 08:03:22 AM »
I tried an older Maytag dryer rotary switch in place of the original but it did not work. The wiring connections are confusing and I need someone to tell me how to wire it if it is at all possible.

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 08:49:04 PM »
Even if you could graft a pig's snout onto an apple tree do you really think you should?!

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MDE6400 AYW
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 10:30:23 PM »
I guess I will have to give up on this approach . A pigs snout does not look good on top of a dryer !!!