Maytag gas dryer and a lightening hit

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Old 07-22-18, 05:47 PM
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Maytag gas dryer and a lightening hit

During a thunder storm last night there was a lightening strike about 15ft from the house.
Several breakers were tripped but the only lasting issue (hopefully) is the dryer will not come on. I have verified that there is power to the outlet but I have done nothing in the dryer yet. The dryer is a Maytag model PYG4557AWW. S/N 11476127CA
Where is the first place to look? Is there a reset on it somewhere? Is there a fuse in the wiring?
When the start button is pushed, nothing happens.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 07-22-18, 06:17 PM
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Does the light come on when you open the door ?
 
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No, but I'm pretty sure the bulb has been out for awhile.
 
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Old 07-23-18, 02:41 PM
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No fuse, try the timer in different places to see if it will start. With lighting almost anything could of happened.
 
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I found the problem. I popped the top off and the first thing I seen was a loose wire at the back of the drum. One of the thermal fuses (I think) had become a bomb. The connection were still in the ends of the wires, but the plastic part that sits in the metal bowl was gone. I ran a jumper between these two wires just to check if that was all it and it would run. Now to find the correct part and I will be back in business.
Thanks for the help guys.
 
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Old 07-23-18, 07:26 PM
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Exploded parts views. See "Gas Carrying" for thermal parts.
sears parts direct/model-number/PYG4557AWW/3048/0151200.html

I believe that needs the LA-1053 kit
53-0771-53-1096-ORIGINAL-WHIRLPOOL-THERMOSTAT/dp/B00G1968H8
 
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