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Timer MY dryer will not spin its has power to the timer but once you push the start button it does not do anything .

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You probably have a broken belt. Remove rear access panel usually about 8 inch square vented and look in to see if your belt is on the motor pulley. If it's broken you'll know it. Good Luck. Post bac if it's not broken.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • James Chandler Mar 02, 2009

    Also it may have come off of the tensioner

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try holding the door button, have someone push the start button and you spin the tub at the same time. If it starts, it is most likely the start capacitor on the motor. If it does not start, look at door button, start switch/button, and lastly, the timer.

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Maytag Dryer won't start withouth me turning the drum.


Good day. Ugly problem.
My first choice would have been the motor, but.......
Here is the process, it might help you.
The power to the motor goes first to and thru the door switch. It then returns to the timer.
When the timer is turned to any running position, power leaves the timer where it is split into 2 leads.

One of the power leads goes directly to the centrifugal switch Which is the switch on the motor with all the wires. If you spin the drum, you also spin the motor, and if spun fast enough will close the contacts on the cetrifugal switch, thus sending power to the motor, allowing it to run. I guess you have done that.

The second lead out of the timer goes to the push to start switch, it then leaves and goes to the centrifugal switch but on the power side, so it is directly connected to the main winding in the motor.
That is why when you press the press to start switch, the motor runs, and if held in it will continue to run.
In fact, at this point, the motor had 2 sources of power, either of which can run the motor.
Thus releasing the push to start switch doesn't matter, since it runs off the other source.

Possibilities.
The centrifugal switch is not wired right. Please recheck. (or the motor was bad out of the box. Happens).
The push to start switch is bad, and needs replaced.
Or, the wiring going to or leaving the push to start switch has broken or making a bad connection.
Lastley, I said the power comes out of the timer and splits into 2 circuits. Not always true, in some models the timer sends 2 seperate wires out carrying the power, with the possibility the timer could be bad.

Hope this helps.
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Wont start


Is the motor running but the tub not spinning? You can tell by feeling for air movement out the exhaust after you start it or by listening to the dryer (put your ear against it and listen for a humming sound).

If motor is running your belt is broken and will have to be replaced.

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Hi my dryer buttons seem all good but as soon as i start the spin it spins for a second then stops then it beeps repeatedly


Whats brand dryer is it? Older style or newer style. Is it the regular machanical timer style dryer or the new computer led light style dryer? If it the regular machanical timer style type, then you saying when you push the start button it starts but once you let go of the "push to start" button it stops. Is this right? In that case is could be a bad motor. The centrifigal switch in the motor is probably bad and isnt holding to the "run winding" in the motor internally.

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Dryer won't start once button pushed.


most of the time this is caused by the centrifical switch you can take the dryer apart and clean the motor some times this will fix if not replace the motor try setting the timer to 60 min open the door hold down the door button and give the drum a good spin clockwise but watch your hand so the drum dont rap your nuckles

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What clicks?
The timer or a part from inside?
I am thinking either the timer control or door swith has become faulty.

Am I correct in saying that the motor does not start and/or the drum does not spin?

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