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I have a maytag model mde508dayw dryer that just stopped working or turning on. Has power light is on with door open. Light turns off when pushing in button. Dryer still won't turn on when holding in button. Found small magnet inside. Don't know if the magnet was in clothes or came from dryer

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Be sure to reset your circuit breaker it could be a power problem the magnet must have caome out of laundry

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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This sounds like you may have blown the thermal fuse.  If you turn the dryer around facing the back, remove the screws holding the back panel on (be sure to unplug the pigtail from the wall!!!).  When you remove the back panel, down towards the bottom, you will see a plastic piece (could be long and square, or rounded type.  Do believe it will be the long type) with 2 wires going to it.  It has a screw that holds it it.  This fuse protecs the unit and motor from excess heat and electrical issues.

 

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What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Thanks/Mike

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Check spring tab behind door switch-if it's bent/out of adjustment, circuit will act like door is always open.

To confirm this, open door, set dryer to active setting, and hold in door switch; if it comes on, then it's either the spring tab, or the switch is malfunctioning

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer 80 series will not turn on.

HI thanks for your question. theres a belt break switch on the dryer so that if the belt breaks it wont allow the dryer to start. check that. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer .thanks

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most of the time it is the door switch that goes bad,also you can check the main fuse inside the dryer on the blower box,and always make sure your dryer vent and wall vent are clear to vent,let me know what you find-mike

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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