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pita74

05:29PM | 07/29/04
Member Since: 07/28/04
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Bvelectrical
We own a maytag gas dryer that has been acting up. When you push the start button sometimes it will start other times it will just hum like it is trying to start and then it starts to smell like something is burning. Sometimes after that it won't hum at all when the button is pushed. Any ideas?

pita74

05:39PM | 07/29/04
Member Since: 07/28/04
2 lifetime posts
forgot to list model and serial number.....

Maytag gas dryer model MDG316AWQ serial # 13850599wh ...not sure how old it is...was here when we bought our house ...Might be around 4-5 y/o.

Outlaw

12:37AM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 02/11/04
27 lifetime posts
Unfortunately your motor is bad.

appliguy

02:38AM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**model MDG316AWQ**

There should be 4 numbers between the letters.

**not sure how old it is**

If the serial# is correct, it was manufactured 04/99.

**When you push the start button sometimes it will start other times it will just hum like it is trying to start and then it starts to smell like something is burning**

Like Outlaw mentioned, that definetly sounds like a motor going sour.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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