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DRYER ONLY WORKS BY HOLDING DOWN THE TIMER BUTTON

DRYER ONLY WORKS IF YOU HOLD DOWN THE TIMER BUTTON. DOOR SWITCH IS WORKING PROPERLY. TORE THE ENTIRE THING APART AND REPLACED THE MOTOR, WHICH IS WHAT I WAS TOLD WAS WRONG. HOOKED IT BACK UP AND THE SAME THING IS STILL HAPPENING. CAN USE IT BY DUCT TAPING OR RUBBER BANDING THE SWITCH DOWN.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have an old Maytag DE4000 dryer. It's nearly perfect and worked great up until a few days ago. There are no electronics with this one; however, one now has to keep pressed the timer/start knob in order for it to heat and spin. If you release the timer/start, the dryer stops altogether. I've ohmed out the Hi-limit T-stat (ok) and timer motor (it advances - ok). The C-switch (Black module attached to the motor) is very simple to observe and the contacts appear to operate properly. Could this be a bad timer issue?

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Check the main control board inside the control panel and/or the motor start relay (which should be a black module mounted somewhere near the control board. Usually when one of the two goes bad it will cause these very same symptoms. Hope this helps you.

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Proper Voltage from the House

Your dryer may not be receiving adequate voltage to start. Make sure your dryer is plugged in. Also, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Or check to make sure no fuses in the fuse panel are blown. Try plugging something else into the same outlet. If it won't work either, then there is likely something wrong with the power outlet. Any of these could be the reason power is not getting to your dryer. Also, refrain from using an extension cord to plug your dryer in.

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A thermal fuse is a heat-sensitive fuse attached to your dryer's exhaust duct (in most models) that is designed to blow if the dryer overheats. A blown fuse would cause your dryer to not heat, or to not work at all. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse. Test the component. If it has blown, replace it.

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A burned out motor could be what is keeping your dryer from starting. Test your dryer's motor and if it is defective, replace it. You will have to open your dryer in order to gain access to its motor.

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