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The dryer won't turn on

About 2 weeks ago, during drying the dryer would stop eventhought the clothes weren't finished. I would leave the door open, return about 1/2 hour later and it would turn on. As days went on the dryer would stop after about 10 min, then 5min. Now it woun't turn on at all. When you push the button it sounds like it wants to start, but won't. the drum is turnable. I called maytag and they give me an estimate. Then to get the estimate you have to pay a huge fee.

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  • allhousemail Dec 30, 2008

    That's exactly what I thought. We pulled the dryer apart last night, cleaned the motor and the dryer lasted about 10 min. I found a new motor pretty reasonable. So, I think I will order it. If you still want the model number it is PYG1000AWW.

    Thank you

    kim

  • allhousemail Dec 31, 2008

    Thank you : )

  • allhousemail Dec 31, 2008

    Thank you : )

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