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Maytag performa dryer won't run

Power is getting from the house to the unit but the dryer won't run. The interior light doesn't even come on when the door is open.

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Where do i find the fuse?

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Let me guess why the dryer would fail. This one in particular has a blower wheel that has a high rate of failureMaytag performa dryer won't run - 09a6c5b.jpg

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    Also in the lint filter housing in front of the blower a ball of lint will form. Both these failures will cause the dryer to take fifty forevers to dry clothes. But the real killer is the fuse. When it dies it kills the dryer. It is mounted on the side of the heater element. The same screw which retains the heater element holds the fuse all snug to the side of the heat chamber. Sweet. To properly repair this dryer make sure the blower wheel is tight and the lint ball is gone. Clean out the vent and replace the fuse.

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Juan J.

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