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Maytag SDG2606AWW gas dryer won’t start

rh455

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SDG2606AWW
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
My daughter called and said dryer knob doesn’t click anymore when she spins it to set the cycle and nothing happens when you pull the knob to start it. She said it stopped during a cycle and won’t start again. She lives in another town, just trying to find out what to look for to start
 

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Jake

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Have her check the timer knob to see if its stripped. When you click the link to the timer knob, you will see a video of how to remove it.

If the timer knob is fine, then see if the timer stem spins easy(without clicking) if so then the timer is bad.

Here's the timer knob for this model:
Knob, Timer


Here's the timer for this model:
Timer WP33001632


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rh455

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Thanks Jake. I will drive there today to verify and order the parts. I just wanted to know what possibilities existed before I left the house so I could bring the right tools. Will advise of fix
 

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Well I drove there this evening but only had about 45 minutes before she had to leave. Knob ok. Timer seems ok. I did find a sensor that I assumed was a thermal fuse that appears to have fallen apart. Weird part was that it still had continuity. Put it back together but still no start.
 

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Yes, that part is barely hanging on, the bottom portion is missing. The other thermostat on the burner tube looks very bad too.

Did you also check the door switch?

Here's the door switch for this model:
W10169313 Dryer Door Switch Kit


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rh455

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Thanks Jake. Pretty sure the door switch is good. She said it started and ran awhile but didn’t finish the cycle so I’m assuming that finding that thermo fuse apart might be the answer. Order that and the high temp limit switch and hopefully that does it. Will advise of fix if this works
 

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Ok, I located the schematic and yes the thermal fuse is the one with the white wires going to it.

Yes, it could be the thermal fuse part# WP40113801

You would need to ohm that thermal fuse with a multimeter to see if it has continuity, if no continuity, thats the problem.

The main reason the thermal fuse goes bad is vent restrictions, so pull your dryer out from the wall and check your vent hose for lint clogs and go outside as well and there too where it exits.

Watch this video to ohm test it:

Here's the repair manual for your model: www.applianceblog.com/manuals/16026315.pdf

Make sure your dryer is Unplugged before checking it!

Jake
 

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rh455

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Pulled the hose off, no restrictions, didn’t see anything in the wall vent. Will look again when I go back. When I saw the high temp limit switch laying there apart I grabbed it to check it out and found out quick the purple wire was hot! Ordered both, I’ll change them when they get here n try again
 

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Ok, sounds good.

Make sure you unplug the dryer from the wall outlet first!

Jake
 
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