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Maytag Atlantis Dryer. Will not start when drying setting dial is pulled out (which is the way in which to start). the dampness light illuminates when pulling the dial, however the dryer will not start?

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the control panel wiring open need to reconnect.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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sounds like the timer is not completing the cycle in this mode will the dryer shut off if you manuelly advance timer in that mode

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start when knob is pulled.

If you push the knob to the left and it makes a good contact and starts the machine, then replace the timer switch. Write down the Name and Model Number of the machine (usually on or below the door)
take it to a local appliance shop and order a new part. When you recieve the new part UNPLUG the machine and remove the three screws from of the top of the electrical compartment and gently pull o the front open, there is only one plug attached to the switch, remove it and dislodge the old switch, then snap the new switch in place and replace the plug, close the compartment and replace the three screws, plug in the dryer, and try it.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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Try Repairclinic.com for help and parts. You are going to need heat resistant grease, and probably snap ring pliers.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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I had a similar problem years back. It was the ignitor. The ignitor is a ceramic like piece that heats up (glows red) that ignites the gas. Typically when that goes, you will see some white residue build up where it cracked, thus breaking the electrical connection. This thing works like a heating element on an electric stove, but rougher looking.

The part was about $30 at my local parts store. I bought an extra one just in case so I have it on hand. I installed it with common tools.

You can check it to see if you lost connection by using a volt meter.

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Our Kenmore dryer had the same sort of problem (different catchy names.

Problem was that in "smart" modes (by what ever name, the timer motor runs in series with a "dampness" sensor (thermostat, actually, I think) and A RESISTOR.

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Motor is bad= not worth fixing! Sorry, Buy a kenmore or whirlpool- they are good dryers!!!

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