My trusty Maytag dryer stopped. It does nothing! I have checked all the
thermal fuses and found one of the two located by the back of the drum open.
I replaced it. Still nothing! No sound not a thing.
I pulled the motor and terminals 3 & 5 when hooked up to 120 volts will let
the motor run correctly.
No problem starting it that way. I put the motor back and still nothing. I
am suspicious of the control switch; however, I need to know some things:
Is there an internal thermal device in the motor housing itself? (which
wouldn't explain why it ran)
Are there more than two thermal devices on the back of the dryer? (both of
these ohm out)
There is one in front of the dryer for the element - it checks out too!
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
I have taken this dryer apart from front to back many times and even added an
idler wheel at the rear to help keep the belts tight to operate the drum. I
hate to part with a good machine and one that I know -- or thought I knew.....
Again many thanks to all responses!