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Maytag dryer we had about 2 feet of ater in basement, trying to get dryer to work ... pushing start switch starts dryer but as soon as you release it , it stops

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Most likely the power board (which on this model sits at the bottom of the dryer) is damaged due to the water. The system starts but cannot engage the heaters and therefore shuts down as a safety precaution when the power board does not (can not) engage.

There is a fuse on this board that is probably blown but you really don't want to replace just the fuse. Because of the water damage the fuse blew because another component(s) is/are also bad. This is replaced as a unit and is easy to do once you have paid the exhorbitant price (in ours it was almost as much as two new machines from another vendor) for a new board.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008


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Hi sixtails. I found the wiring diagram for your dryer. My theory for your problem is.....
The push to start switch may be faulty not allowing electricity to flow past to the door switch. When this happens the dryer is unable to tell if the door is closed or not, not allowing the dryer to start.
You need to take the screws off the back of the console and take a look at the terminals of the push to start switch. Your push to start switch has two. You need to test for continuity across both terminals to see if it's faulty or not.
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1. Use an anolog volt ohm meter (about 10 to 15 dollars) and set the dial to the lowest ohms setting. You should get a reading of zero when the switch is pushed, when released; an infinity reading.
You could use a digital multimeter or a simple inexpensive continuity tester as well.

I hope you find this helpful and you have your dryer up and running soon. You sound as if you do have some knowledge of testing and troubleshooting, so that helps.
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