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MAYTAG PYE3200AYW, WILL NOT RUN, PRIOR TIMER PROBLEM

My Matag dryer wll not start, it had a timer problem were it would not shut off for a couple of days, now it will not run at alll. It is possible that it ran all night at the hands of one of the teenagers. Is there a "home owner" fix for this problem. I am pretty handy, have hand tools, and a multi meter. I have most of the covers off looking around for a blown fuse or the like right now.

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  • james_mannin Jan 14, 2009

    yes, it was heating, no breakers are tripped. Is there internal fuse/reset or the like. I have the top cover, as well as the housing around the timer open, nothing is smoked or discolored. If yur best guess is the timer, I may just may swap it our and see if that will do the trick. Are there some points that I can check with a meter, to tell me if the timer has an open or short circut?

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When it ran all night was it heating then? Are any of the breakers tripped? Are the connections secure in the back? But I believe if the heat was working when it was running, the timer may be the problem and they are simple to replace and not that expensive. If this unit is older than 15 years, then it may be time for a new one. The parts and time wasted may be better spent on a new one.

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    Bill Dickerson Jan 14, 2009

    Yes, my best guess is the timer. Since you have the top off, look for the a thermal fuse. It may be shaped like 8-10 stacked nickels. Bypass the fuse and connect the two wires to see if it will run. If it does, then replace it and your back running again. If not, it is most probably the timer.

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