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Timer runs, but dryer will not start

I recently had an issue with the wiring in my rental house, one of the plug prongs charred and burnt the outlet. We have replaced the wall outlet, the house wiring & and the dryer plug. Now the dryer will not do anything but "tick,tock" away the timer (which is running fine). Unlike most people that have had numerous issues with the Maytag Neptune line, I havent had many and I love this set (and absolutely NONE with the dryer). Please help if you can. I have been reading some troubleshooting responses today and I am going to try the terminal block next.

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Re: Timer runs, but dryer will not start

Onry, the last 3 letters of the model number is missing. If this is an electric dryer the thermal fuse may be open. On electric dryers if the fuse is open the motor won't run. On gas, the motor will run but will not heat. There are two thermal fuses on the electric model. One on the front of the blower housing and the other on the element enclosure. Check the one on the blower housing first. You will need to remove the door by removing the 4 screws that hold the door hinge and spacers on the other side. Lift up on the door and pull out. Now the front panel will pull out and the blower cover will be visable. If this is a gas dryer we'll have to look elsewhere. back

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