Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
Does this model have a thermal fuse and if so where is it ?
It does have a fuse. It is mounted on the right hand side of the heater element and has 2 white wires hooked to it. The same screw that holes down the heater element also holds the clip and fuse on to the heater chamber. To get to it you must pop the topGet the fron of the dryer off and clean out the lint from the blower and filter area. Make sure the blower wheel is not loose. This causes the dryer to take fifty forevrs to dry clothes and also makes that fuse blow. The kit comes with 2 fuses and a 250 drgeee limit that mounts over the heater element . It is recommened you change it. The fuses are for a gas model and an electric moel and have a dot painted on them so you can tell one from the other.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
check your vent, make sure it is not plug with lent. If it is not then your heating elements.
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
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Remove back panel, center near the bottom. It is a skinny white bakelite unit held on with one screw.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
not much more than a service call for 1 hour work.
Rates vary depending on location.
Expect $60-$80 plus parts.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2010
The air flow past the thermal fuse is too hot. The air flow cools the heater coil area. Check the air passages from the lint filter to the heator coil housing for lint balls blocking the flow and letting the area around the fuse get too hot.
Posted on Dec 01, 2010
There are two thermistors (thermal sensors) in this dryer; one is the outlet thermistor located on the blower housing and the other is the inlet thermistor located on the heating element housing as an integral part of the high-limit thermostat.
These thermistors are negative coefficient type and monitors the dryer temperature on their locations according to their resistance which varies inversely with the temperature. The resistance drops as the temperature rises and rises as temperature drops.
One or both of the thermistors has an open connection or high resistance which makes the electronic control board thinks that the dryer temperature is low no matter how high it is. The electronic control board then doesn't cycle the heater relay and continue to turn on the heating element. The dryer temperature continues to rise and this blows the thermal fuse.
Make sure the thermistors are connected snugly. Remember that loose or open connection means high (infinite) resistance which makes the electronic control thinks of low dryer temperature. Measure the resistance of each thermistor then refer to the tables below. Replace the thermistor if the resistance reading doesn't comply with the table.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2011
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Item #2986 (OEM Part)
Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
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