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My Maytag dryer will not run. The timer element is working perfectly. The belt seems to be in tact. All lint has been cleaned up. We have flipped the breaker switch several times. Any solutions?

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  • zdmkar Feb 17, 2008

    my maytag does not start i push on bottom and nothing happens

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    dryer will not start

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    I have unplugged the dryer from the outlet and when I plug it back in, it shows the same settings as when it was unplugged but still will not start. This happens to me periodically and it is annoying!!

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    SAME THING WITH ME BUT I HAVE REPLACED THERMAL FUSE TWICE

  • woporama Feb 17, 2009

    what is the chance of buying a new thermal fuse and that one goes bad or is there someting causing the fuse to fail

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Sounds like the thermal fuse

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