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A faulty start switch will disable the dryer. To test the switch, access will have to be made within the control panel. Locate the start switch inside the control console. It will have two or three wires connected to it. Remove the wires by pulling at the connectors and taking them off the terminals.
Using a volt-ohm meter, test the terminals on the switch. Set the meter to "RX1" and touch a probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity should be seen. Next, while still holding the probes on the terminals, press the start switch. A reading of zero should be present.
If the switch does not pass either test, replace the switch with a new one. Door Switch
If the door switch is faulty, the dryer will not run. To access the door switch, the top cover of the dryer must be removed. After the top is removed, open the dryer door and remove the two screws that hold the door switch on the dryer. Reach inside the dryer and remove the two wires off the door switch terminals and unsnap the door switch from the plastic mounting plate.
Set the ohm-meter to RX1 and touch each terminal with a probe. A reading of infinity should be seen. While still holding the terminal and probes together press the switch button. The reading should now be at zero.
Failure of either of those tests means the door switch needs to be replaced. Drive Motor
The main drive motor could be faulty as well. It is located on the between the drum and the inside of the cabinet. Refer to the owners' manual for front cabinet removal and removal of the drum. To test the motor, disconnect the green ground wire and also the wiring harness from the motor.
Have the volt-ohm meter set to RX1. Place one probe on the white wire terminal and one on the brown wire terminal. A reading of between 28 and 40 ohms should be read. Next place probes on the white terminal and the blue terminal. This reading should be between 25 and 40 ohms. Finally place the probes on blue terminal and the brown terminal. The reading should now be between 58 and 70 ohms. Failure on any of those tests will require that the motor be replaced.
see this possibles causes: see the diagram attached 1) Test the main start switch for open 2) Test the switch door for open 3) Test any coonector for loose wires, or broken wires, or burn .4) Motor defective repair
hello click this link http://www.youtube.com/user/RepairClinic?v=1obHbwPfw9s&feature=pyv&ad=5644620461&kw=dryer%20thermal%20fuse this is a video on how to replace the thermal fuse in a maytag dryer which is one of the main reasons why a dryer when there is power to the outlet wont run. You can test the fuse by performing a continuity test with a multimeter or if you do not have a mulitmeter you can briefly connect the two wires that go to the fuse and then press the start button. You will also have to jump the door switch as well in order to get the unit to start. You would do this by taking a piece of wire and stripping both ends and connecting from one connection to the other. If you have any further questions or find that the thermal fuse is functioning properly message me back for further diagnosis. And if you do require further diagnosis please message me back the model number of your unit as well. Thanks again
Power switch? Do you mean push to start switch? To see if you have a bad push to start 1st unplug. Open back top panel. Only do this test if you hae two wires going to the push to start switch. Wear gloves so you dont kill yourself. seriously. If you do have two wire then disconnect from push to start. Make sure they are not touching anything!!! Plug machine in. Tunr timer to 60 minutes. Touch wire together then pull apart. If machine kick on replace push to start. If not put everything back the way it was. Jump out door switch. If door switch is jump and still dont work then check motor test. Check harness on motor. If has a capacitor need to check with a cap. tester. You need a service manual to test wheather you have a bad motor. The manual will show you how to properly test a motor (each lead has ohms valve and you have to know what they are to test)
You have a bad thermo switch, unplug, open back of dryer, switches are quarter size round and two wires hooked to them, also on is thin and 2" long sually white with two wires ooked to it. Check these with a tester, just like you test a fuse, from one side to the other. When you find the bad one, jump from one side to the other, plug dryer in and see if it works, it will if switch is bad. Then replace bad one. Do not leave jumped, if dryer overheats it will not shut off and could cause a fire. Jumping is just for test only.
Check the thermal fuse on the rear of the dryer. Remove the rear panel. The thermal fuse is 1 and 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. White in color and located just left of the dryer exhaust vent. 2 purple wires. Jump the wires together and start the dryer. If it runs, replace the thermal fuse.