My dryer stopped in the middle of a cycle and appears to be dead. I checked power from my main breaker to the power outlet and I have power. What could have happened?
Answer Hello Phillip,
This could be the thermal fuse LA-1053. If you test and it is bad, be sure to clear the exhaust duct, (full 4 inch diameter duct all the way to outside), since this is the cause of the thermal fuse failure. If it tests good, the issue can be either the door switch 53-0148 or the timer 53-1810.
The maytag dryer will run 1 or 2 loads then will not start unless it sits for 1/2 hour or so. Also,makes different sound when starting.
Answer Jim, It's not likely the timer 53-1810 It's more likely a weak motor W10410996 or low/borderline voltage to the dryer. Overheated motor bearings or low voltage, will change the sound of the motor when it starts and runs due to the excess "drag" on the motor.