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Dryer doesn't start

When I press the start button (and keep it pressed) there is a faint sound coming from the timer. Could it be a fuse or is it the timer?

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  • DRogowski Mar 30, 2008

    How/where do you check the thermal fuse? Kenmoe 11062922100

  • stermolle Jun 27, 2008

    Maytag Atlantis Electric dryer. Won't start. The light comes on when you open the door, and you can hear the timer running, but no go. Have checked the circuit breaker, and other 'dummy troubleshooting' in the manual. Where is this thermal fuse??? How do you troubleshoot the switch if necessary?

  • nfharvey2000 Aug 25, 2008

    When the dryer has been running for a while and is warmed up it will not restart. It just makes a humming noise and then an overload or something kicks out and then you can smell something burning.



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The faint sound seems normal. Sounds like it could be a thermal fuse. Also if the dryer is electric check your breaker box first.(there are two breaker fuses for electric dryers).... If one is blown then it may cause this problem....... Back to thermal fuse, they are easy to check... If not thermal fuse it could be the start switch or relay...... if you still have problems please respond back with model and make...

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    Brian Gillespie Mar 31, 2008

    Open back of dryer... About 10 1/4 inch screws have to be taken out.. There are two fuses back there... One is slinder and white. ohm it out. Theres another one the size of a dime.... You can always tell a fuse by the color of the wires going to it will be the same... goodluck....



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