How to Start a Maytag Washer & Dryer

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There are many different models of Maytag washers and dryers on the market. All Maytag dryers are front-loaders, while Maytag washers are available in both front and top-loading models. Both Maytag washers and dryers have several available cycles you can choose depending on the type of clothes that you are washing or drying. When you are ready to begin the wash or dry cycle, starting the washer or dryer is a simple process.


Step 1

Load the clothes into the washer or dryer.

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Step 2

Insert a dryer sheet into the dryer if desired, or pour the laundry detergent into the detergent cup.

Step 3

Securely close the door. You cannot start the washer or dryer if the door is open.

Step 4

Press the "Power" button if your model has one. Find the "Power" button to the left of the cycle dial.


Step 5

Turn the cycle selection dial to select the cycle that you would like to use.

Step 6

Press the "Start" button to begin the cycle. If your washing machine does not have a "Start" button, pull the cycle selection dial straight back to begin the wash cycle.



Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.