How do you check a Maytag dryer start switch?

Use your ohmmeter to test your switch for continuity. Begin by setting your ohmmeter to measure resistance at a scale of R x 1. If yours is a two-wire switch, touch one tester probe to each of the switch’s terminals. You should receive a reading of infinity.

How do you change a start switch on a Maytag dryer?

The new switch comes attached to a clip. You just pull off the old clip and replace it with the new one and discard the old switch. Read more… This push-to-start switch activates the dryer when the button is pressed and released.

Does a Maytag Centennial dryer have a reset button?

Maytag dryers boast several features, including a high performance motor, reduced vibration, moisture sensors, wrinkle-prevention option, variable dry for different items and fabrics, and different temperature settings. One thing that Maytag dryers do not have, however, is a reset button.

How do I know if my dryer start switch is bad?

As a safety feature, the dryer will not work with an open door. When the switch is broken, it is unable to tell the control panel the door is shut, so the dryer will not turn on. The only way to tell if the switch is faulty is to take it out of the dryer and test it with a multimeter.

What do you do when your Maytag dryer won’t start?

Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that either circuit breaker has not tripped. You can test the breaker by turning the breaker off and then back on. Replace the fuse(s) or reset the circuit breaker(s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.

How do you fix a dryer start switch?


  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Pull the knob off. Pull the control knob straight up and off of the front of the push-to-start switch.
  3. Remove the back panel.
  4. Remove the push-to-start switch.
  5. Install the new push-to-start switch.
  6. Reattach the back panel.
  7. Reinstall the control knob.
  8. Restore power to the dryer.

Why is my Maytag Centennial dryer not starting?

Check the dryer belt to determine if it is broken. If the belt is broken, replace it. If you have a gas dryer, unplug the dryer from the wall and plug something else into the outlet to determine if the outlet is working. If you have an electric dryer, check the home circuit breaker or fuses.

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