Pushed start button and the drum begins tumbling but when I let off the start button, the drum quits turning. Heating and drying good until this problem. I replaced the start button. Still won't stay "engaged" to keep tumbler going. I held down the new start button for a while to see if the heat would kick on. It didn't. The tumbler turned for as long as I held in the button but no heating. What should I try next? Kenmore gas dryer model: MGR 5775 QDW
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Motor runs, but drum does not turn
1. Broken or slipping belt---replace
2. Loose pulley---tighten pulley on shaft
3. Drum jammed or bearing frozen---check for foreign object & clear it
Clean or replace bearing
Did it get tipped in the move? I don't know about the specific model of Maytag, but on my old Kenmore the belt that ran the drum also had a wheel and kind of like a pulley that it had to seated on in order for the belt to stay centered on the drum and turn properly.I don't know how you get the shell off the front to get at the drum, the Kenmore had screws that you had to take out and lift the control panel off and then back to get at the inside. Sorry
First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault. Electric dryer?Temperature sensor has failed or heating element has burned out.