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My Maytag Epic electric dryer will not start. About eight…

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My Maytag Epic electric...

My Maytag Epic electric dryer will not start

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

About eight years old, epic is the model name on the quick start dryer guide

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

The various indicator lights light. when I push the start button the machine makes a click sound and nothing else happens

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 9 months ago

Since the dryer clicks and won't actually start after you press start, this isn't a door switch properly because the dryer will beep 3 times if you try to start the dryer with the door open. So there are a few things that can cause this issue. The first thing to check is your fuse. If you remove the 3 screws along the bottom of the lower front panel, you can remove the lower front panel by pulling down and forward. Unplug the dryer and look behind the lint filter enclosure to the left. There is a little 1" thin flat white plastic device attached to the top of the blower wheel housing with 2 blue wires going to it. You will need to order and replace this fuse to correct your problems if the fuse doesn't have continuity.

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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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 9 months 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?

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