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I have a Maytag Dryer that has a twist knob selector that you push to start the dryer. The dryer stopped producing heat and then the knob would no longer start the dryer. The light inside went out at the same time. Model #MDE308DAYW S/N 10216188GX. It is the Legacy Series. How can I fix this.

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Has the Timer gone bad? check the connections to the dryer because the timers sometimes die, make sure to turn of the power and unplug the unit form the wall.

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