When you toss a load of wet garments in your Magic Chef dryer, you know you can count on it to give you toasty warm clothing and keep your family in clean clothes. On rare occasions, however, your dryer may refuse to start. Once you've made sure the power is on and the door is shut, use these troubleshooting tips to get your dryer running again.
The dryer's door must close for the dryer to start. If the dryer door latch doesn't catch, either the latch or the strike could be damaged. The door switch also plays a part since it must sense whether the door is open or shut. If any of these parts are malfunctioning, go to Sears PartsDirect to find the right dryer repair parts to make your dryer door functional again.
In some dryers, the push-to-start switch actually completes the electrical circuit that must close for the dryer to start. If this component fails to connect during dryer troubleshooting, you need to replace the switch and the button to get your dryer working again.
When you turn the timer's control knob, a small motor starts the operation of the drive motor and heating element inside the dryer. The electrical contacts inside the dryer must make connections to cause all these elements to work. If the timer isn't working, the dryer doesn't start or heat. Replace the entire timer unit to get your dryer to start.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide selection of parts for your Magic Chef dryer. To get started on your dryer maintenance, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for more help.