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Dryer will not start

I have a Magic Chef Dryer Model ye20ja5. When I press the start button it will not start. Why? I have checked the door switch, thermostats, ceramic fuse on back of timer, power cord. I do not know how to check the timer and motor. Please show me how to with pictures.

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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 220 VOLTS TO DRYER SOCKET

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Magic chef dryer don't turn on at all, it was working then it just cut off and won't start back up.


Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.
If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.
Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.
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My magic chef dryer just won't start, was working perfectly yesterday, I have checked the breakers, they are fine. What would cause it to just stop?


Check your switch on the door first. Its like a light switch. If you have a volt ohm meter switch it to the ohm setting and test both leads coming from the switch. Have the power cord unplugged first to prevent shoc. No power is needed to test Ohm ratings

Jan 14, 2010 | Magic Chef CYE4000AWW Electric Dryer

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Dryer will not turn on after button is pushed.


HI, check the following to address this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer will not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer or control board
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).


**The most common issue here will be a defective Thermal fuse

Jan 08, 2010 | Magic Chef CYE4000AWW Electric Dryer

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I have everything set properly. When I push the knob to start the cylce nothing happens. I have a magic chef Model #YE20JN5 I have cleaned the lint trap. I have made sure my door is closed properly.


first thing to check is if the belt broke, as the safety switch would shut every thing down. you can check by removing bottom front cover , or if it doesnt, place machine on its side and look under

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Won't start


replace the fuses and your problem is solved........

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MAGIC CHEF ELECTRIC DRYER DOESN'T WORK. WHEN I PUSH THE ON BUTTON, NOTHING HAPPENS. POWER SWITCH IS ON.


Hello dybarra_fami, first suspect is the door switch. Check the little button on the door & the switch it presses when you close the door. Merry Chrismas.

Dec 05, 2008 | Magic Chef CYE4000AWW Electric Dryer

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Dryer quit working


I have a Magic Chef Clothes dryer. Model #YE224LV. Was drying clothes, went back to ckeck and dryer wasn't running. Push botton and nothing. Check circuit breaker everything ok. What do I need to check and how. Just won't start.
Thank you!!!

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