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Dryer does not start - Thermal Fuse is ok.

Hi,
Maytag Performa wont start.
220V is fine.
Thermal Fuse is ok. (zero resistance)
Door switch is ok. (zero resistance when closed)

What should I check next?

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  • jschroter Jan 02, 2009

    oops..It was the thermal fuse. I mixed up the fuses and I checked the high temp fuse first which was fine. The thermal fuse is tougher to get to and it was blown. I end up taking out the whole tumbler which is not needed. For those who want to get to the thermal fuse, first take out the high temp fuse and then remove the heater core by unscrewing one screw. Pull the heater core out and you have access to the thermal fuse. Voila. You dont need to take out the tumbler. FYI for those who venture to change your belt its not that straightforward to route. Check out this link:

    http://groups.msn.com/Appliantology/drye...

  • rhardeman Jan 07, 2009

    Dryer will not start

  • lonnie2001 May 26, 2009

    my maytag performa will not start, changed the therma fuse and high temp fuse, plugged it in it ran but i had the drum out when i put it all back togather it wouldnt start.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Maytag dryer wont start. Its signaling L2 but all household power has been checked and is fine

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Seems like a fuse but both fuses look ok. What is next?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I have trouble shot all I know how and it seems that I need to replace the thermal fuse, the problem I am having now is that none of the images I can find look like any of the parts in my dryer. Can you please tell me where I can find a diagram or something that will show me what part to take off and test?

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My Maytag Electric Dryer stopped working mid cycle and wont turn on at all now. Any ideas?

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Good to know, when the appliance does not start at all is always thermal fuse, wiring, door lock switch, or rarely the control assembly.

Have a nice day.

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