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My maytag dryer MDET336AYW won't come on

I have a maytag dryer MDET336AYW that won't come on when I push the button. The light comes on when I open the door, but the dryer won't come on when I push the button.

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  • Shinecatcher Jan 04, 2009

    Ditto. Tried taping the two wires to the thermal switch together and cleaning the vent. Still won't come on.

  • Shinecatcher Jan 05, 2009

    I don't understand. Help.

  • angiedwardl Jan 05, 2009

    I don't understand either. Please explain. Thank you.

  • angiedwardl Jan 06, 2009

    We checked the belt and it is on and nice and tight. We pushed in the switch on the frame (the light goes off) and heard a click. The dryer still won't start.

  • angiedwardl Jan 06, 2009

    When I push the start button, I heard a ticking sound that sounds like a timer ticking (very soft). I pushed in start button and turned the drum with my hand while pressing the button that turns the light off, nothing happened.

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Probably have a back door switch. look and see if when you close the door it closes the switch

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  • erica graber Jan 05, 2009

    either you have a bad door switch or a broken belt. I believe to open the lid there are 2 clips located towards the top geta flash light use a putty knife or something similar. Turn the power off first. open the lid and you should see the drum if the drum does not have a black rope around it that means your belt is brken. if you do see the belt make sure that there is no slack and is nice and tight. if it's tight that is not your problem.

    There is a button when you open the door to the dryer look on the top around where the door meets the frame push it in and out it should click.

  • erica graber Jan 06, 2009

    do you hear the motor humming when you push to start? can you jump start the dryer by pushing the drum when holding the poush to start? be very carefull please... If you can you have a bad motor

  • erica graber Jan 11, 2009

    sounds like you have a bad timer. If you are hearing the timer after you are pressing start usually means that you have closed that curcuit. replace your timer.

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