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I pull the knob on dryer Maytag MDE7400AYW and it won't start.

Hi, we have to almost pull the dryer knob off to get it to start. I looked at the parts diagram but not sure what is the part I should be ordering.
can you help.


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  • sec0909 Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have to push it in and turn it to try to get friction and pull up or down or out about 15-30 times each time. It is driving me nuts. Any solutions or parts I can get to fix this?



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Yeathe start switch is bultdirrectly into the timer assembly youll need to replace the timer.

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