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My Maytag dryer won't start when I hit the start button

JUst wouldn't start one day after doing one load successfully. I've read some issues on this site. My belt is intact and my ventilation definitely isn't clogged, so how would my thermal fuse have blown? Is there another way the thermal fuse can blow? I haven't had a chance to test it yet b/c I have to buy a meter!

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  • Tsonnemann Jan 15, 2008

    Just found something i didn't check before. The ground wire from the power cord is corroded and fell off the metal plate. Guess I need to replace the whole thing?

  • kelsod333 Feb 17, 2008

    Im having the same problem today Jan 16th with my maytag dryer. The light wont come on when I open the door either. The dryer just stopped working after one successful load and wont turn on when I push the button. I checked the plug and breaker and reset that to no avail. Any guesses?



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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    could be a couple of things bad start button or not getting good contact at door switch power promblem first turn the breakers off and on are you getting a light when you open the door

  • Imagatorium
    Imagatorium Nov 02, 2018

    November 1, 2018 - I own a Maytag Neptune Dryer MDE3000AYW. I have had excellent service from this dryer for the past 15 years with no problems - and only 1 belt replacement. I experienced the same problem: just finished drying a load of clothes; removed them from dryer, immediately put in a second load - pressed START button -- and nothing! Someone found the problem today: a bundle of 3 or 4 wires on the back of the dryer had come loose from the terminal post and were not making a connection. A few twists with a small socket and wrench and the dryer came back to life! It was an easy fix! It was also a good opportunity to vacuum out the vent - a cleaning that was long overdue. The dryer sounds better than ever! Hurray! No more trips to the laundromat to dry my clothes!

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My dryer light comes on for my Maytag SDE4606AYW dryer when you open the door and I can hear the timer clicking but when I hit start the motor doesn't even attempt to start but there is obviously power. My dad just installed a new power cord to the dryer but this is a seperate issue as we were obviously unable to check the motor before we got a cord for it. He has years of electrical experience so I'm assuming he connected the new cord right. Any ideas on fuses in the dryer or why it may not be getting power?

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I have a maytag neptune that stopped in the middle of the cycle. Whenever I try to restart it I here a click, but I'm not getting anything more than that.

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I cant get dryer to work got power it just quit during cycle checked start buttonalso belt good push start button get lights an power just wont start

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Another way thermal fuses can blow without having a resticted vent is by opening the door or shutting down the dryer midcycle. When you start a drying cycle with wet clothes the heater is on for like 30mins straight and instantly stopping the air flow across it (by opening the door or other means) can make the residual heat open the fuse. Double check the vent though to make sure it isnt clogged.

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Ok get back with me after and we will get it fixed and also a meter is a great thing can get a reasonable one at radio shack and i can teach you over web ok just need a basic meter nothing fancy but i like led display my self .once you get it down with a little common sense you can fix any thing hey you owe your self that lol one that goes to 440 volts with ohms will be fine ill explain what all that means later ok

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SOURCE: My Maytag dryer won't start when I hit the start button

It sounds like that you have found the problem yourself. Remove the power cord and replace the terminal ends, or replace the entire cord.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: where is the thermal fuse located on maytag

right with the heating element, first check for 220 volts at the element if you dont get 220 change the fuse if you do get it change the element... i can send you both parts if you visit whirlpoolpartssurplus.com and call me- mark

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag performa Keeps blowing Thermal Fuse. Vents

something is still plugged with lint,if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower to clean it out,you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the filter is on top remove the vent line,remove the back panel,remove the lint filter and the two screws in front of it and remove the four screws and clean out the duct,if the filter is in front take off the bottom panel,remove the filter and clean the duct,also vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,when the dryer gets to hot the thermal fuse pops as a safety so you still have a block somewhere

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa dryer blowing heating elements

Hi and welcome to FixYa. You should check the dryer vent ducting inside and outside the dryer for restrictions / clogs to include the vent flapper. Poor air flow through the dryer will cause hot spots. If the blower is slipping on the motor shaft this too can cause poor air flow.

When you change the heating element AGAIN... break out the crevice tool and de-lint everything you can access. Also pull out the lint filter and wash it with white vinegar and water then soap and water. Fabric softener sheets material builds up on lint filters. It looks clean but air will not pass through the lint filter.

I think once you get it all ceaned up including all of the ducting to and through the outside wall it will work normally with no problems. I do not think at this time that you have an electrical problem with the outlet supply.

There is one more thing to check and that is the high limit thermostat. It could be STUCK. It will most likely be labeled L180 or L190. That thermostat is suposed to open at either 180 deg or 190 Deg depending on which one is installed. If it does not open then you will keep cooking your elements. We test them with a match and an Ohm Meter. Match under the removed thermostat CLICK. Thermostat opens (no resistance)

Wish ya the best.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

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