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.
On the door switch, which wires go to which terminal? I have three wires. Lost my note where I wrote them down when taking apart.
Answer Hello Larry,
Double yellow goes to terminal on the bottom side of switch, then gray on the middle and then blue on the terminal toward the top of switch.