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Maytag dryer does not turn on

Checked door switch by crossing over wires still nothing happened is this the control panel not working?  It has electricity and breaker is on.  But no power to dryer.  I crossed the wires to the door switch with negative results Is it the control panel problem?   The knob does not seem to stall in the on position.  No kick when pushed in.  The dryer is 10 years old and in really good shape Is this my problem or should I just get a new dryer? 
Doing the repair for brother in law who has little money.  Not sure I am on to what the problem is but can change out control panel if that is the problem  just do not want to waste money if this is not problem.

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You probably have a blown thermal fuse located on the heater cannister.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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