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A washer series by Maytag with a low rate of customer satisfaction and a high rate of failure. These washers have the model numbers MVWB300xxx or MVWX300xxx.

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Why will my dryer turn on but won't start?

I can turn the power button on and the start button is blinking. It is on timed dry but the estimated time is blank (3 slashes like ---) When I press the start button it beeps once but does not start.

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My Maytag HE Sensor dryer has a light on inside, but the dryer will not turn on?


When this happened to me, I checked the door mechanism first. It was not the culprit. It cost me $58 to have someone come out and tell me that the main control board was broke. The cost of this main control board is restrictive. Just went out and bought a new inexpensive replacement dryer.


I had the same problem. Control panel beeps, lights go on, NO time shows and no action. This is a dryer and the only thing happening was a power outage yesterday. Everything else is fine. Clothes washer is working ok.. We tried the door switch as suggested and nothing..


This happened to me this morning, how did you resolve the problem?


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Sounds like a possible door switch issue. Try opening the door and see if you get get a code on the display and a beep and the code 8:88.

Update 1/11/16

For others asking similar questions, unplug the machine for 5 minutes to allow it to reset.

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If your idler pulley goes bad, which they do… there is a switch it hits and it will deny the motor to spin. Replace it and likely the whole idler arm assembly, because it’s much easier and costs pretty much the same as buying just the pulley. When the pulley goes, the drive belt pretty much goes as well. So, new drive belt, new pulley arm assembly, and then likely new drum rollers, as they wear down and usually were the cause for the bad belt and pulley. After that, you check the drum roller axels, as they can wear and cause the rollers to fail . Note that you likely have two sets of two rollers (front and back) and they are threaded differently. If you replace that whole load of parts off Amazon, it’ll run you under a hundred Bucks and you’ll basically have a new dryer.

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I hope someone give answer to solve it. I'm also facing this issue from a long time now still not resolved.


@loganfilm you absolutely legend. Just replaced my tensioner and couldn't figure out what was wrong


Beautiful. Once you get any dryer apart, it’s pretty shocking how ridiculously simple they are and how easy it is to refresh them with a few cheap parts and have a new dryer that works great!


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****I had the same exact problem!****

There's a YouTube video on training m resetting the dryer.

Unplug for 1 minute.


Open and close dryer door six times in one minute.

Actually worked for me!!!

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