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Maytag Dryer Wont Start

My wife completed drying some towels and tried starting the dryer again and it wouldn't start. I changed the thermal fuse and it still does not start. Power is getting to the receptacle. And lint trap is clean. Any suggestion? Please Help.....Thank you Brad

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  • bbfire2 Jan 26, 2009

    Hey kachbibi1, I appreciate your help I found the problem, there was a safety thermostat that went bad. It has been replaced and the dryer is back to normal operation. Thanks Brad

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Check the wiring from the receptacle to the wiring at the dryer itself. Your on/off switch could be bad. How old is this model?

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Hello,

If your Maytag dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers,thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F.

Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Maytag dryer is easier than it sounds.

Instructions And Things You'll Needed.
  • Screwdriver,Towel,Electrical tape,Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary.
1 Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.

2 Look behindthe dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions.Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lintthat has built up.

3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.

4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.

5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should easily come free.

6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.

7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it backin. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start."If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermalfuse needs to be replaced.

8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.

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the thermal fuse is on the back of the dryer and has two wires connected to it, easiest way to tell is to disconnect fuse tape wires together and start dryer, if it works then the fuse is the problem. You will need to disconnect the wires as it is a safety feature and if ran with it bypassed it will start a fire. Remember SAFETY First unplug dryer before working on it, Good Luck Tim:

This website has other causes for dryer not to start

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-start+repair.htm

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thermal fused are one time fuses / maytag want's you to correct the problem that causes this . so dryer is safe. hi heat caused it to fail . so either the fan is not going or there is a restriction causing no air flow . try running the dryer off the vent if it works ok then clean the vent ,, hope this helped . pls leav feed back mm

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Because of no ventilation would have caused the hi limit fuse or thermal fuse to blow. can check with an ohm meter before replacing.

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Replace the thermal fuse and the high limit switch.
They come as a set.
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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.

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IF THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE EXHAUST(LINT BUILDUP OR FOLDED FLEX ATTACHED TO THE DRYER AND PUSHED UP AGAINST THE WALL) THE DRYER WILL NOT DRY PROPERLY. IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT FIXED, A THERMAL FUSE WILL OPEN SHUTTING DOWN THE CIRCUIT TO THE MAIN MOTOR. THE THERMAL FUSE IS A SMALL WHITE OBJECT LOCATED BEHIND THE BACK PANEL DOWN BY THE EXHAUST OUTLET. THERE ARE TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO IT. IF IT IS BAD, REPLACE IT AND CHECK THE DUCT WORK FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS.

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