Timer ticking so power getting to unit, cleaned out huge lint ball from blower squirrel cage area and in the door compartment (what a mess), bypassed the thermal fuse and still nothing, bypassed the door switch and still nothing, hmmmm what next? JUNKER?
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Re: maytag performa dryer quit working
Check your breaker first and then the wiring. Check power coming from the timer next. With a load and resistance that you had, you could have tripped one of the breakers.Since you have bypassed the thermal fuse, it probably is the timer switch.
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I have repaired (2) gas Maytag dryers that appeared to have timer issues. In both cases, it wasn't the timer, but the temperature sensors. In both cases, I replaced them and the dryers operated A-OK. The sensors signal the timer to advance. One sensor is located just beyond the flame where the gas is burning, the other just before the squirrel cage blower. In addition, there are (2) electrical coils located in front of the gas igniter assembly. If replacing the temperature sensors doesn't fix the issue, then replace the coils.
If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not
taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you
need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take
place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes
for your dryer to fail.
If you wish to clean the interior cabinet of the dryer follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltages are still present even with the dryer turned off.
2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.
3. Remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. NOTE: For better access, you can prop the front feet of the dryer up (a 2x4 works well).
4. Loosen the screws on the blower fan housing directly below the drum and remove. There's usually a small clip holding the cover in at the bottom that you may need to pull out to release. NOTE: You may also have to disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (yellow wires with white plug - use a small screwdriver to release the locking tabs) and/or ground wire to accommodate removal of the cover.
You should now have access to the dryer interior and the blower fan squirrel cage motor. Take the time to clean out the blower fan housing cover as well. A long bristle brush made for dryers works well at removing any lint inside the dryer in the hard to reach places, followed by vacuuming.
NOTE: After cleaning, you may experience a slight burning odor. This is normal as lint gets stirred up in the cleaning process and can settle on the heating components. The odor should dissipate after a short period of use.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
The growling vibration is due to the squirrel cage being out of balance,the wiring issue is due to having no lint trap causing lint to build in the bottom of the dryer and catch fire taking the wiring insulation with it, have seen it many times. If you repair it make sure you get a new lint filter for it..