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Dryer won't start, just cl8cks and counts down, sensing

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Dryer won't start, just cl8cks and counts down, sensing lightbflashes
JA: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Maytag maxims, front loader, mode l # MED6000xGo
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

So there are a few things that can cause this issue. The first thing to check is your fuse. There are 3 screws coming in from the back of the dryer along the back of the top panel. Unplug the dryer and remove these screws. The top panel will then pull straight back, up, and off. Then unscrew and remove the control panel followed by the entire front panel. Look behind the lint filter enclosure where the blower assembly is to the left. There is a little 1" thin flat white plastic device attached to the top of the blower wheel housing. You will need to order and replace this fuse to correct your problems if the fuse doesn't have continuity. Whirlpool makes this dryer for Maytag so they come apart the same way and below is a video on how to take this dryer apart if that helps.

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The other thing that can cause this issue is if the dryer thinks the belt is broken. So when you have the lower front panel off, do make sure the belt isn't laying on the ground broken. There is a switch next to the motor that is activated when the belt is taut. If by chance the belt is attached and the fuse happens to be good or when you replace it you still have an issue, you'll need to replace the main relay board mounted to the left side wall above the drum because it thinks that either the fuse is bad or the belt is broken. You can't test the control board, so if the fuse and the belt switch (mounted next to the motor under the tensioner pulley) are good---then you need to just replace the main control board due to process of elimination.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?