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Offline walter1956

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maytag dryer
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:32:48 AM »

I'm working on a Maytag Dryer. MOD.  MDE6700AYW
The door will not stay shut.
The people are taping it closed.
any help would be great.
First time using this.

Offline Patricio

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 11:40:17 AM »
Door hinge twisted, bent, out of shape somehow out of alignment what I suspect.   I find a lot of leaning on the door causes this problem.
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Offline lesguns

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 10:15:53 PM »
try new door catches-they sometimes loose tension.

Offline walter1956

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 08:03:49 AM »
I thought I would look at it today but it looks like tomorrow.
So I'll let you know how it turns out.
If I have more questions I'll post.
thanks

Offline walter1956

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 01:31:29 PM »
Checked it out.Its a maytag Neptune stackable dryer.
MOD mde 6700.
I think it is the door latch.
Does this dryer lock when running.
or do you just shut the door.
I'm going to try and find the
Service manual.
Thanks for any help.

Offline niobrara

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
No it does not lock but it does have a door switch so it must stay closed to run.

Offline walter1956

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Re: maytag dryer
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 04:38:42 PM »
The door switch is fine.
It is the door latch but the
part num. WHIRLPOOL 279570 looks
different than whats on the dryer.
is that the right part?
thanks