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Dryer won't start when timer button is pushed in

We have a maytag mde2706 electric dryer. we recently had water in the basement, but not enough to damage dryer (at least we didn't think so- maybe an inch of water) we unplugged dryer until water evaporated. we plugged it back in and now it wont' turn on, the timer button won't push in.

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Hopefully, the moisture in the air didn't affect the timer. You may want to put some WD 40 on it. I would check all the wiring first. I assume you reset the breakers, checked the receptacle, especially if it is near the floor. Look under the top and near the drum and check the thermal overload.

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