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Maytag model# MED5700TQ0 Suddenly will not start. Light inside works, so electric power is on. Could the start button have gone ba

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    Gail Johnson May 10, 2014

    Thank you.It was the pulley and the belt was broken.I ordered them .Hope this works.



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Yes it could have gone bad. Also you might be missing one of the 120 volt legs that the dryer needs to run. Try turning the Dryer circuit breaker all the way off then back on and see if it will work. It also could be that the belt that goes around the drum might have broken or come off the motor. If you can, open the top of the dryer and look for the belt to see if it is OK. Best of luck.

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SOURCE: maytag model# MED5700TQ0 Suddenly will not start.

i would start with the door latch if its broken the dryer will think its door is open and wont turn on

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i would start with the door latch if its broken the dryer will think its door is open and wont turn on

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