Question about Maytag Dryers
Two days ago after doing a load of laundry the Dryer would not start. You would push to start and it would make a very short low hum and then do nothing. The next day when my father in law came over to help it started up. We proceeded to take apart the machine and cleaned everything. The front vent everything. We noticed that one of the front sliding pads slipped off and we placed it back. After a complete cleaning we placed it back and did a couple loads with nothing wrong. This morning same thing happened. Would not start made a low short hum. After a few minutes it started up again and is now working. Any help on what might be the problem to fix. I am thinking a sensor somewhere but which one and what it is no idea. Thanks
Probably a bad motor. Sometimes you can bring a motor back by lubing it with appliance oil. My phone video of an attempt
If you have the money get another motor. If not then try to lube it is what I would do.
Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Depends on if you can hear any noise when you hit the start button or turn the knob. If there is a hum or some sound then could be belt or motor problems. If there is no sound dead, then you are checking the right area, there are kill switches in different places on dryers. one is like you checked the door switch, and another may be in back when you open the cover to check. Maybe fallen out of place. These sw. are for your safety and sometimes they malfunction. Hope this help!
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
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the problem might be the start switch itself. if the switch is going bad it could have either a carbon buildup on the contacs preventing it from starting (unlikely) or the contacs are wearing out and it is more hit or miss if it will start. as time goes on the problem will get wose
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
Hello, yes it is possible that the thermal fuse has gone again. Before attempting any repair yourself please unplug the dryer. The thermal fuse is located in the rear of the dryer the service panel would have to be removed. it is on the hot air duct has 2 wires going to it white in colour about 1 1\2 ' s long and 1\4 " wide. Also locate wear the vent is outside and make sure you have good air flow. good luck
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
If the dryer won't heat up, the problem is typically either a blown thermal fuse or a faulty heating element. The thermal fuse is located just inside the back of the dryer on or near the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long. The thermal fuse and heating element can be tested using an ohm meter or multimeter. These components should have continuity. If either does not, that component is faulty. There is no telling if the moving around of the machine caused the problem or if the timing of the problem was coincidental. Sure hope this helps ya and best wishes.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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