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Maytag performa dryer assistance

Hello, my name is Ginger. I need assistance in replacing the felt seal inside and at the back of my maytag performa dryer, pdet910ayw. Thanks!

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Hello, My name is Juan. I will need help to find the problem with some suggestions. My dryer won't start at all, even when I open the door the light bulb inside the drum did not turn on. I check the power source it is ok. Please help with alternatives for a solution. Maytag electric dryer Mod # PYET344AYW

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Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
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