already changed dryer switch, light works appropriately but (do) still displays on dryer and it will not start, intermittently has worked, twice, before and after I changed the switch. could be a short somewhere??? suggestions?
The Do means that the control board is not reading that the door is closed. You will want to check the wiring between the door switch and the control board. If the wiring checks ok then the control board is faulty and would need to be replaced.
Dryer was serviced months ago, and since then the door light didn't work. Replaced the bulb, but still didn't work. Upon opening the unit, noticed a wire from the light socket hanging loose near the door switch. Seeing that the door switch had a connection available, I attached the wire to the center connection on the door switch believing the technician failed to do so. The lamp still will not illuminate. Is there anything I can try next? Thank you very much for your time.
Answer Hello Bob,
This should be a short, simple circuit. It originates at the terminal block as a blue wire on L2. This should go directly to the light socket, through the light, and back to the door switch, which completes the cycle back to neutral. You will either have a bad wire, a bad light socket 33001870, or a bad door switch W10169313.
On my dryer door switch I have 3 wires a blue, a gray and a yellow. I know that my blue wire is my common but I dont know what the gray one and yellow one are for. Could u plz help
The blue would be common, the Gray will be on the NO terminal for when the door is open it will turn on the light and the Yellow goes on NC which is when the door is closed.
My dryer switch has only 2 wires. What do I do when your switch shows 3 wires, where does the 3rd wire comes from? I do have an older Maytag dryer.
Answer Hello Virgil. You will not use the terminal for the 3rd wire. It is for a light, which your model does not have. You will match the markings on your old switch to the markings on the new switch.