I have a maytag mdg3000aww. periodically it stops running. still get power, but will not start. then after taking a couple days of vacation it will start again. no noise, nothing out of the usual just decideds to take a vacation.
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it is either your glow coil or it is your ignitor
open the door and remove the four screws
take the front panel off.
leave the door attached so you can test the dryer
be very careful not to touch any wires while you are doing this
now close the door and turn the dryer on
does the ignitor turn on?
if yes that is good
does the ignitor glow and no flame?
sometimes it will take a minute to show it's problem
if the ignitor glows and no flame replace your ignitor coils
make sure to turn the power off when replaceing the coils
Sounds like a problem with a limit control switch. Some are manual reset and some are automatic . Not sure about yours. They are located of course, in-line within the wiring harness limiting the amount of heat build-up within the machine. If yours had been running with a stopped up, or patially stopped up vent, (and your limit swithch IS AUTO reset,) then the switch could have been cycling the heat numerous times, over that period, preventing overtemperature conditions. This would weaken the switch because it is a safety device and not actually a cycling device. Also, in the vent exhaust, @ the back of the machine there may be a limit switch. And of course, it could always be the start button..........