My dryer was working perfectly fine, but I think i had way too much laundry this day. anyhow, it just stopped working. the weird thing is the timer still runs I turn it to 90 and then it stops at 0. WEIRD!! i had my dad and husband take it apart, but of course we are reading the blueprints and tring to find matching numbers but no can do. we give up. HELP
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Re: Maytag performa dryer PYE2300AZW
Hello humberguy. From the description noteing voltage & amprege( unit not 220v) I suggest checking the air intake & excaust. duckng. A preventive maintance maybe in need. A PM would be taking the unit to a air compressor and using a hand held air gun to blow the insides out. In the drum are wings, on the out side are pluds in the drum aligned with the wings, remove the wing and remve the cloth balls. I advise you wear a mask over your face it will be dusty. Good luck & let me know if this solved the problem.
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Replace the thermal fuse, and if possible test the heating group (thermostats and element or gas heater). You
can replace the fuse straight away, or you can first test it using a
multimeter set on OHMS. If the multimeter reads Ohms infinity when you
touch the fuse contacts with its probes, then the fuse is gone. If
the fuse is OK, then you can have a defective thermostat or heating
element (electric models), with gas models you test coils, thermostats
and ignitor (flame sensor rarely fails).
After fixing the problem clean lint from air ducts, if the thermal fuse or thermostat has blown it means that there had been overheating.
Hello there: If there is no heat or heat sometimes please try these solutions Heating elementOften a dryer heating element burns out, but
doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is
simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with
an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to
replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.Thermal fuseOn many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to
the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about
an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white
plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You
can't re-set it.)WiringA common problem is for the main wiring connection
from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because
the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be
only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to
the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is
it is likely the Thermal Fuse, LA 1053 kit for Performa Electric Dryers. You have to open the case, remove the drum, Loose the back panel and remove the Heater element case. The Fusible Thermostat is on mounted on the side of the heating element case.
It sounds like you replaced the heating element and the small thing you refer to was most likely the thermal fuse. If these are the components that you replaced, and if they are indeed good, the next thing to look at if the dryer is not heating up is the high limit thermostat. It is most likely faulty if the element and thermal fuse are good. Hope this helped and best wishes. Here is a picture of a thermal fuse and high limit thermostat to help you figure out what is what.
If your dyrer has a thermal fuse, it will be on the blower housing (front), not on the heat element. It will be either white plastic os a button about half the size of other thermos. The fuse on the heat element will shut down the haet only. Hope this helps!