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Dryer won't start

My dryer won't start when I push the start buttom. When I open the drum door, the light won't come on also. Check source power and is OK. Please help, thanks. Juan

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  • jebaqc Jun 18, 2008

    Sorry here it is made by MAYTAG, electric dryer and the Mod# PYET344AYW

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Need your BRAND NAME and MODEL NUMBER in order to determine how your dryer is configured. Is this dryer GAS or ELECTRIC?

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It sounds like you have a blown thermal fuse. Searspartsdirect.com has a replacement kit available. Just type in your model number and the kit can be located under the "Heater" heading as item number 5 (part #LA-1053). The kit contains the hi-limit thermostat and thermal fuse. Replace both components at the same time. NOTE: Only one of the thermal fuses will be used, however. One is for a GAS dryer, while the other is for an ELECTRIC dryer. They are marked accordingly.

To access, you will need to remove the dryer front panel. This is accomplished by inserting a putty knife into the seam where the dryer top and front meet (about 2 inches in from each end) and pushing in to depress the release tabs. Disconnect the door switch wires and the front panel comes off and can be set aside (make sure you label the wires). With the front panel removed, the dryer top panel lifts up. The heating element will be located in the center-rear of the dryer behind the dryer drum.

If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope this information is helpful to you.

NOTE: The website also includes helpful illustrations for component location and wiring diagrams. The correct wiring diagram depends on your dryer serial number. If you have questions about this let me know (send me the serial number).

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