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No power to the washerMake
sure there's power getting to the washer. Check for a tripped circuit
breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power. Sometimes the
power cord disconnects at the washer, if this is the case, the wiring
must be repaired or replaced.
Lid switchThe washing
machine may not function if the lid switch is defective. The switch is
usually located near the door. Replace if found defectiv
yes, the washer is electric, and the dryer could be gas, all though i have only seen in a stackable modles that i use to eliver for sears, that it was also electric, thats not to say thatthe anufacure does not make it
well depending on the brand some brands use a felt seal in the rear and front of drum to seal against the door shroud overtime the felt wears down and clothing get snagged in the gap as the drum turns and tears clothing....
If it is a gas dryer. Sounds like thermal fuse. It costs about $12.95. Most appliance part stores carry it all the time. Very easy to replace. Also can be ignition switch (also cheap). If you know someone who is mechancally inclined, after removing fuse,they can run an electrical jumper cord to the two open ends. If the dryer begins drying, then it is definitely the fuse.
Go to Whirpool site and get part number and diagram to fix. Maytag repair can help at a costly figure after they order part since Whirpool bought Maytag.