11 trouble shooting – Maytag MDE 9801 User Manual
11 TROUBLE SHOOTING
THE MACHINE WILL NOT START
• The door is properly closed.
• The main switch is pressed in.
• You have correctly set the required program-
me or the required time in the timed dry pro-
• the Delayed start option is not switched on.
In this case, the time remaining to start in who-
le hours will be indicated in the display (e.g.
). To interrupt the programme, see Chap-
ter 8 – Tumble dry.
• The electric plug, if any, is firmly inserted in
• All fuses are intact. Switch two fuses over. It is
not always possible to see directly if a fuse has
• The overheating device has not triggered, see
The dryer is designed with an overheat protec-
tion switch that will automatically turn the
machine off if the temperature gets too high.
The machine will not start until it has cooled
If the unit shuts down because of overheating,
check that the lint filter exhaust hose, vent duct,
and the condenser unit are free of lint. These
components need to be cleaned on a regular
basis. Additionally, the lint filter may need to
be cleaned with warm, soapy water and a soft
brush a few times a year to ensure the filter
screen is not blocked. Using dryer sheets (not
recommended) can also cause this problem.
Should the machine turn itself off because of
overheating, it will not be possible to restart
the unit until it has cooled down sufficiently.
This could possibly take up to thirty minutes.
To restart the unit once it has cooled down,
press the ”Start” button.
If your dryer overheats frequently, it may not be
vented properly or the room in which it is loca-
ted may not have sufficient air circulation. Con-
tact your installer to have these issues checked
EXCESSIVE DRYING TIME
Empty the water container and check that the
lint filter and the condenser are not clogged,
see Chapter 10, Care and Cleaning. Excessive
drying times can also be caused by the machine
being installed in a very confined space and by
the air in the room (which cools the machine)
becoming too warm. In this situation make sure
that ventilation is improved, eg, by opening
doors and/or windows.
If this does not help, check the fuses.