Burnt Control Board particularly the heatin element and motor relays.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE5500AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Constante From Antioch, CA

Jan 05, 2009

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Unplug dryer cord!!!

Loosen and removed screws (phillips and hex head) at the back of the console(display). This allows for the removal of the console. Remove control board and replace with new part.

The harness wiring is easier installed with the drum removed; 1. Remove dryer lid by taking out 2 screws securing the hinges. 2. Remove 2 screws at the left side to allow removal of the front panel. (Note that there are wirings in the front panel, so it is best to just set the panel close by for rewiring) 3. This expose the 3/8" hex screws securing the hook holding the top panel. Remove screws and lift top panel for removal. 4. Loosen drum belt with the idler and remove drum for easier access to the wirings. 5. Remove old harness and install the new replacement part placing corresponding terminal as the old ones are removed. (Note that the old harness can be completely stripped out then run the new harness-for the experts).

While the heating elements and the motor are accessible, check with the multimeter to make sure none is grounded or shorted (remember the condition of the control board may have been caused by high current flow).

Replace the drum and set the belt. Install top panel with the retainer hook. Install front panel and the dryer lid.

Plug the dryer cord and run the appliance. Good job!

Comment: The original control may have a design flaw (relay contact rating) as the components that draw higher amps(current) are fine yet the contacts including the wiring terminations were melted. Do you know if there was a recall on this product? It almost caused a fire...

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 33002616 (Now subbed to Wire Harness)

Part Number: PS2036278

$51.68
In Stock

USE WPL 33003028 (Now subbed to Electronic Control Board)

Part Number: PS2036598

No Longer Available