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Maytag dryer will not start completely.

I recently purchased a used gas maytag dryer. When you push the start button, the drum turns about a half a turn and stops...if it starts at all. Sometimes the motor overheats and then it dosn't do anything until it cools down. I took it to the shop and they say it is the electrical in my house. I have plugged it into different circuits throughout my home, and it will dim the lights in that area when it is trying to start, but it doesn't run any better. Occasionally, I can get it to start, but more often it will not work.

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  • GermanRJ Dec 08, 2007

    One more thing...when I took it to the shop, they also said they couldn't get it to not work....but they were not running it with a load of wet laundry.

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Replace motor it would hold a load and is kicking out on over load switch

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