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I have a Maytag Performance Series clothes dryer Model PYE2300AZW (Serial # 10027449AJ). Out of the blue, when you press the on switch/knob, absolutley nothing happens. We have never really had any problems with the machine before. Could the problem be the switch behind the knob? Is this an expensive fix? Have limited resources at this time and would truly appreciate your advice on how I might get this dryer operational again.

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You can bypass the door switch, as they do go bad.

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  • Sharon Tworek Oct 05, 2011

    How do I do that?

  • Sharon Tworek Oct 05, 2011

    Where is the bypass door switch?DG410 gas dryer Maytag

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