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Pyg4557aww won't start

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  • Ryan Apr 21, 2013

    Sorry my description was not good. Here is what I have going on - the dryer worked fine, and then it didn't. I took it apart, cleaned all I could and it worked again! I was happy...and then a few loads later it stopped working again. So here is what I have now - when I press the timer button (or on any setting) I hear a faint buzz, but the dryer will not turn. I have been successful one time by helping it to turn counter-clockwise...but only once. I have taken off the thermal limit/fuse and tested it with a meter and it works. I also tested the high limit and it works. I am not able to turn the drum clockwise very easily at all. When I turn it counter clockwise the belt is not turning with the drum. I am not sure about the blower...it was full of lint (like you said) but it is difficult to turn also - but when I do turn it, the entire drum moves. Thanks for any help you can offer!"

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Fuse is located on the right hand side of the heater element. Check the blower, if it is loose it will overheat and blow the fuse on this one. To get into the machine you work from the front only. The backside cannot be accessed. Unplug the machine. Use a thin blade or putty knife to release the top.
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So if the door switch is ok, the thermal limit/fuse will most likely be the problem. The cycling thermostat is what controls the heat. As air is drawn into the blower from the drum is shuts off the heater at around 155 f. when the temp drops to 105f it powers up the element again. So what goes wrong? That plastic blower wheel wears out and blows but not enough, a big ball of lint builds in front of the blower. The base of the filter chute gets clogged, all of the above. This makes the 250 degree stat cycle, eventually it won't be quick enough and the small dime sized fuse mounted beside the heter blows or trips. She at that point becomes dead in the water waiting on a good cleaning and inspection. This is one of the easiest of all the dryers to repair and is well worth fixing. It is better than any of the junk on the market today.

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Testimonial: "This was very helpful - sorry my description was not good. Here is what I have going on - the dryer worked fine, and then it didn't. I took it apart, cleaned all I could and it worked again! I was happy...and then a few loads later it stopped working again. So here is what I have now - when I press the timer button (or on any setting) I hear a faint buzz, but the dryer will not turn. I have been successful one time by helping it to turn counter-clockwise...but only once. I have taken off the thermal limit/fuse and tested it with a meter and it works. I also tested the high limit and it works. I am not able to turn the drum clockwise very easily at all. When I turn it counter clockwise the belt is not turning with the drum. I am not sure about the blower...it was full of lint (like you said) but it is difficult to turn also - but when I do turn it, the entire drum moves. Thanks for any help you can offer!"

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