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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 09:20:37 AM »
I originally started off replacing the dryer belt cuz it had busted.  I volunteered to work on my Mother's dryer - looked easy on youtube. After replacing the dryer belt it wouldnt power on. But, my nephew mentioned that he had to dry his clothes 3 times right before the belt busted. Is there any way to test if the thermo fuse if the problem??

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 09:32:50 AM »
Take the two wires off the thermal fuse (may need needle nose pliers) and ohm test it...if it OL (open) it's bad...it is a one time fuse.

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 11:10:23 AM »
Also if the fuse is blown make sure you clean out the dryer and venting because there may be a blockage causing excessive heat.  This is something you should do anyway's...I tell my customers every six months, but atleast once a year.

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 10:05:38 AM »
I just ordered the thermal fuse from AppliancePartsPro... called Sears, said they had to order it. So, I rather order it myself. How can I check the Blower wheel to see if it also needs replacing?

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 10:26:06 AM »
Reach in there and turn the blower wheel.
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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 10:33:49 AM »
Ok... reached in turned the blower wheel... spins, glides easily, doesnt get stuck

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 12:17:39 PM »
Let me get this straight now: The motor should also turn with the blower. The blower must be firmly clamped to the motor shaft and the motor turns with the blower. The blower does not free float on the motor shaft. Is that you?
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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2011, 02:32:49 PM »
The shaft on the motor is 'D' shaped so there is a flat side on the shaft. The plastic blower wheel center hole is also 'D' shaped.

What happens when the blower wheel goes bad is the 'D' shape of the center hole gets round out.
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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2011, 02:46:50 PM »
Well.. got the thermo cut off fuse today.  Replaced it and still wont turn on!! I dont know what the problem is! Any suggestions??

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Re: Maytag Drier - Wont Start/replaced dryer belt
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2011, 07:34:46 PM »
Think i understand about the blower wheel... thought It was suppose to spin freely.  Will check it again. Guess if it spins freely then its worn out.  Hmmm...

 

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