My Maytag dryer won't start when I hit the start button
JUst wouldn't start one day after doing one load successfully. I've read some issues on this site. My belt is intact and my ventilation definitely isn't clogged, so how would my thermal fuse have blown? Is there another way the thermal fuse can blow? I haven't had a chance to test it yet b/c I have to buy a meter!
Dryer stopped working. Light is still on, however, I checked the power cord attachment to dryer, and one connection appears to be burned out. How do I replace this and should I check the Thermal Fuse?
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If you look closely, there are 3 separate pins that must latch. One is a simple push-button style which latches no problem. The others are little prongs at the top and bottom of door. The bottom prong latches cleanly, but the top one will not latch because the door is a bit too flexible. Close the door normally, then firmly press on the top edge of the door. You will hear the final latch grab, then you press and hold the start button. The dryer starts normally.
I really have NO idea what's causing your Maytags to misbehave, BUT I can tell you that the Maytag service centers have always been very accommodating when I've called about problems with dishwashers, dryers, and washing machines.They have explained the construction of the appliance and even told me the type of tools I needed to make repairs! If you still have your owner's manual, the toll free number should be in there. I hope this helps!
One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse\cut off (or element)
open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer's
vent system. Even though these devices do 'wear out' with age, poor
airflow's the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent's
partially clogged, a new thermal won't last very long, but will do its
job again, and leave you
'cold' (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged,
You sound just like me and I like that. Of course they want to replace the motor-it's a easy fix for them. It's the bearing going bad that's why it gets worse after it heats up. Try this for a temp fix. If you can get into the dryer spray the pulleys and the motor bearing with a lubricant like WD40. Be cafeful around the motor and anything hot. Use quite a lot but directly where it is needed. Also get the drum roller and support bearings too.
I hope my suggestions helps and all the luck to you.
Make sure that nothing has gotten caught up in the blower wheel which is located in the exhaust housing at the front section of the dryer. You can try turning by had and listen for noise, but sounds like something may be in the exhaust housing. If not it will be motor.
My dryer light comes on for my Maytag SDE4606AYW dryer when you open the door and I can hear the timer clicking but when I hit start the motor doesn't even attempt to start but there is obviously power. My dad just installed a new power cord to the dryer but this is a seperate issue as we were obviously unable to check the motor before we got a cord for it. He has years of electrical experience so I'm assuming he connected the new cord right. Any ideas on fuses in the dryer or why it may not be getting power?