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My Maytag Performa Dryer model PDET920AYW will heat but drum will not turn. Belt is not broken. Can you help?


It is possible that the motor start/run capacitor has failed, rendering the motor unable to get going. The capacitor will look something like this

http://como-reparar.com/guides/tumble-dryer-turning-find-fault-replace-motor-capacitor/

Jun 16, 2015 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer won't start


This usually caused by a blown thermal fuse on the blower housing located behind the rear access panel. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor and if it blows, power to the motor is terminated and the motor cannot run. No dryer function works when the motor cannot run.

Unplug the dryer or disconnect power then remove the rear access panel. Locate the thermal fuse then bypass it for troubleshooting purposes.

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Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and joining it together. Insulate properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.

Clean the lint filter and make sure the vent system is not restricted then replace the thermal fuse including the cycling thermostat (thermistor for other models) as a standard operating procedure and preventive measure. The thermal fuse usually cuts out due to a failed cycling thermostat(thermistor for other models).

Jul 19, 2011 | Roper REX3614KW Electric Dryer

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Maytag Performa eletric dryer not heating. Model no# pdet920ayw. What could be the problem?


This is a pretty simple dryer. Unplug it and pop the top then remove the front. The heater and limits are all mounted on the lower left hand side on the heating element.
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While you is in there do a good cleanup and oil the rollers and idler. Use zoomspout oil.
Replace the belt if she looks worn out.

May 27, 2011 | Dryers

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My dryer will not start. when i press the start button, the sensor light comes on and the dryer will not start.


This problem is usually due to a blown thermal fuse. Disconnect power then access and bypass the thermal fuse on the blower housing. The blower housing is located on the front left bottom of the dryer cabinet if the dryer has the lint filter on the front or at the rear left bottom if the lint filter is located on the top of the cabinet.
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Dryers with lint filter on the front.

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Dryers with lint filter on the top.

Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and connecting them together. Insulate them properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.

Let us know if the problem is not addressed above but indicate the exact model number of the machine for further advice.

Jan 27, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Maytag performa dryer model-pdet920ayw will not heat. drum tumbles and timer works


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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Sep 20, 2010 | Dryers

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Where is the heating element on a performa pdet920ayw dryer


It is in the back left corner behind the drum,inside the cabinet.

Jan 16, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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I have a maytag performa dryer model #pdet920ayw and when i turn it on it squeels.


Below are some links, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, that will assist you in diagnosing/repair of your dryer. You may have to enter your model number in the search box to access some of the information.

Below is a parts breakdown/disassembly procedure for your dryer.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Electric-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram


The most common cause of a squeal is the drum roller, of which there are 2. It is usually a good idea to replace both rollers, roller shafts and drum belt at the same time, as they have a tendency to wear at the same rate. You must also use the proper lubricant on the roller shafts, (Syl-Glide), or you will have a recurrence of the squeal.

1. Drum Roller Image
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If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.


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Need belt diagram for Performa PDET920AYW dryer


Flat side of the belt goes agaist the drum. The diagram is on the new belt

Aug 08, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Alg643raw gas dryer


try unplug and plug back in first let it reset and if that dont work, check thermal fuse may be blown..the fuse located in the back next to the fan in the housing. If fuse blown unit not work, if you go to www.appliancepartspros.com choose your model and it will give diagram of location termal fuse. check fuse first make sure is blown before you order it.

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We have Kenmore Elec Dryer - Model # 8860293, 70 Series. Where is the thermal fuse located? Dryer starts and shuts off in less than 5 seconds.

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