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My Maytag Atlantis mde7600ayw will not turn on and tumble. The heating element does work. What could it be?

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Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...


The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-

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1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.

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