I have a Maytag front loading electric dryer model
that suddenly stopped working.
When I press the start button nothing happens.
When the dryer cycle dial is set to off and I hold down
the start button I can hear a slight noise so I know the dryer
is getting power and the start button works.
Setting the dial to other positions that should let the dryer
start and pressing start does nothing.
I've opened the various panels and see no loose wires.
I've also tried jumpering the start button.
I suspect that the motor is burned out but I don't know how
to test for that. I suppose it could also be the front door interlock
but I don't see how to access that.
Is there an online resource that would give
me detailed instructions on how to isolate the problem?
if looks OK and feels like it's firmly on the shaft.
My wife says it stopped working after removing a garment at a time
stopping it and starting it a number of times in a row. I don't
know why that would cause the heat to build up, but I suppose
I've checked for blockage along the rest of the exhaust,
everything seems OK. I know I should suspect something causing
Anyway, the part is on order, I should know in a few days.
It turned out there was no reason to worry about the blower wheel
The thermal overload fuse was fine. The next connection downstream
of the fuse is at the motor. The wire at the motor was loose in
Looks like when I moved the wires on the fuse to test them I
made the connection good. After I put everything back together
the connection was bad again. It took me an hour or so with the
wiring diagram to know where to look.
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