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Maytag pye2300ayw dryer burnt rubber smell

Maytag pye2300ayw dryer after a few minutes burnt rubber smell. belt is not broken. drum seems hard to turn. only 4 years old. belt broke 2 years ago. replaced belt.

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  • midwestmike Mar 02, 2009

    Maytag pye330AYW, also experiencing burning smell after the dryer runs and it also tripped the circuit breaker. Running on air fluff produces no odor.


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SOURCE: how to remove lint tray receiver: maytag dryer model#pye2300ayw

Unplug first with a straight blade screwdriver, pry up on the top of the dryer where the front wall of the dryer and the top meet. there are 2 screws 1 on each side inside the dryer where the sides and front meet, remove them and unhook the wires from the door switch. the whole front will now pull out and up, now open the door remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the door opening and the whole lint tray will pull out. sounds like a lot but only takes about 5 minutes.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Remove back of drier after disconnecting the power cord. Find old belt laying on floor under machine. Obtain new belt and place around drum and motor pulley. done

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: MAYTAG PYE2300AYW ELECTRIC DRYER running but no heating

you need to take it apart if you'd like call 417-926-0106 i'll walk you through it Jim

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Overheating/burnt rubber smell

classical sign of a bad motor. the motor has a thermal switch on it telling the unit to shut off when it gets hot. after it cools down, the switch will tell the motor to turn back on again. good luck, i'm pretty sure that's your problem. contact me for further help if needed. thanks :)

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I replace the dryer belt on a maytag dryer

lift the hood by pushing in clip on either side. remove two screw at top inside to remove front. unplug first. thats as far as we go there. remove belt out of dryer. take new belt and put on drum groove side down, get it uniform around drum. putting belt on pulley might be easier to do from behind for you. two screws to remove small access panel.take belt under pulley and over and around motor pulley. turn drum slowiy to make sure belt is not twisted. this belt can only go on a couple ways and one is obviously wrong. good luck.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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If the belt is loose it is most likely stretched / worn and should be replaced:

The idler (item5) of this drawing:

See routing here:

The drive belt is item 5 this link:

The top must be opened and the front panel removed to install the belt.
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