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MAYTAG PERFORMA ELECTRIC DRYER WONT START

DRYER WILL NOT START.LIGHT WILL NOT COME ON. DOOR SWITCH READS GOOD.BREAKER ON. POWER TO DOOR SWITCH.

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  • sfctranspo Sep 26, 2007

    thanks once getting into the dryer a little deeper I found that the duct work from the front of the dryer was packed with lint.I would think this would cause it to overheat.

  • Jcars Nov 17, 2007

    The Dryer does not turn on, I am not sure what thermostat the other solutions were talking about near the heating element that might have failed I have a thermostat on the top looks like it is mounted upside down located in the reaer of cabinet behind the drum. I was hoping to find a reset switch but apparently there is not a reset switch on the Performa model # PYE2200AYW



    Thank You

  • sbennett Jan 01, 2008

    dryer won't come on light is on fuse os ok and power to dryer ,the timer knob truns but won't turn on the dryer. can you help?

  • osushrink Jan 03, 2008

    Maytag Performa electric dryer won't start. Breaker is on, dryer is plugged in, door is closed and when I turn the timer switch and press it on, NOTHING! Hi-limit switch and fuse are ok for continuity. Is the problem with the switch itself, or is there some other cause?

  • performa_NOT Mar 08, 2008

    Maytag Performa electric dryer PDET920AZW (15 months old) Dryer simply quit. Trusty old Maytag repairman came and replaced the thermal fuse. The dryer quit after one more load. I found an online parts appliance repair (point&click) ordered and replaced the thermal fuse, thermostat and cycling thermostat. Same problem - the dryer runs hot then quits. also noticed that the dryer will not run on air fluff. Could it be either the dryer timer or the 4 position temperature switch OR IS THIS A LEMON MODEL!!!

  • j0rdyn23 Oct 17, 2008

    My dryer will not start at ALL

  • Sandra McCarty Feb 13, 2009

    my dryer won't start.It quit in the middle of a load.It did not get too hot.

    Have checked breakers and plug,and made sure the door was closed good.

  • Sandra McCarty Feb 13, 2009

    My dryer stopped in the middle of a load.I have checked the breakers,and plug,but it still will not start. HELP!!!

  • fazglickio May 06, 2009

    My dryer is a little over a year old and will not work. Reset the breaker and still nothing. When you try to turn it on there is a buzz noise which eventually stops altogether and makes no noise when try to start again. It smelled a little like it was burning.

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Same thing as other owners above...Dryer is five years old and is in need of a good cleaning of lint build-up. Model no. PYET444AZW.
I put a large load of clothes, which probably should have been spun again, into the dryer. When I returned the clothes were still basically wet, and the light in the dryer would not come on, and nor would the dryer start.
Tested the circuit breaker. OK. Tested the outlet with a tester pen. OK.
So in searching the internet for a solution, I found and read this string. Found the fuse, called my local appliance parts store and bought a thermal fuse kit for CDN$48 (incl sales tax). Kit came with three fuses.
Just opening the top of the dryer was a chore for a complete novice. However, the entire top is hinged at the back -- so at the front of the machine, just gently poked a slot screwdriver in the gap ringing the sides near the top, twist screwdriver and lift. Big fuse is easily accessible at the top near the back of the drum. It's a round thing about the size of a quarter screwed into a metal frame with two crimped-on wires coming out the top. One screw to removed the frame. Then detached the crimped-on wires, and removed the fuse from the frame with two more screws. You will need a smaller size ratchet or nut-driver.
While you have it apart you might as well change the second nickel-size fuse, too, although it is more of a pain.
You have to remove the coiled elements, which are basically just big springs. They come out with one screw on the right and a little finesse. The second fuse sits on the right-hand side of the metal box surrounding the coiled element. The screw for the coil also held the frame for the fuse in place, but the frame will still be secured to the box with a couple of small tongues. So you will still need to kind of lift and pull up on the frame housing the fuse. It requires some patience and finesse. Remove the crimped-on wires, and change the fuse.
Of the two smaller replacement fuses that came with the kit, there was one marked for a gas dryer and another for electric. (The big fuse was good for both.)
Then start putting it all back together. Took me two hours in all. But now that I have done it once, it would hopefully take me only 30 mins. now.
Finally, my replacement instructions suggested cleaning out your machine and removing the lint and other burdens which probably overloaded the fuse in the first place. So I bought one of those specialized lint brushes to clean out the trap and the exhaust hose and vent.

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  • fixitmyhself Jan 18, 2011

    Your instructions were brilliant! I bought the fuses for $20 and saved myself an $88 service call! Cleaning the lint trap with every load is NOT sufficient. When I took off the front panel of the dryer and dismantled the entire trap that leads to the blower, it was packed solid. The guy at the Maytag store said that would likely be the cause of the blown fuse. I'm sure it was. The dryer is running more quietly and efficiently than it has since I bought it!

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My dryer wouldnt start at all either. i own the maytag model number PYE3300AYW.. i went through the run around of it might be the door switch and tested that it was fine. Then they said maybe the timer...............nope that was fine. Finally a little thermostat fuse that is all the way in the back on the side of the heating element was bad! so i had to take everything apart to get to this fuse that caused my dryer not to start but now it runs perfect!

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I would start by checking the power to the dryer there should be 110 volts ac from common to L1 and 110 volts ac from common to L2 and 220 from L1 to L2. If you are not familiar with either AC current or a volt meter call a tech. if that is good there is often a high temp safty thermostat some where on the unit. if it doesnt read continuity on your ohm meter than replace the safty thermistat. how ever there is usualy anohter underlying issue. check your venting and make sure it is clear. that is the most common reason for a safty thermo to fail. hope this helps

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-Check the power to the dryer (between L1 and L2 should read around 240 V AC, L1 to the White (neutral) should read 120 V AC, L2 to the White should read 120 V AC)
-check the thermal fuse on the right side of the heater assembly (use a continuity meter, should be buzzing or on the Ohm meter "0" Ohm)
if not replace it
-if the thermal fuse was broken, clean and check inside your dryer the went passages and your went pipe is the next thing to blow out.
-if everything looks clean assemble your dryer and ready to rock!

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

  • betyar_is Jan 14, 2010

    because your light won't come on that shows your door switch doesn't get Neutral (white wire) due to the faulty thermal fuse! 100%, do the cleaning above!

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MAYTAG BRAND IS NO LONGER THE QUALITY BRAND THAT IT WAS ONCE. THIS COMPANY BRAND WILL BE LIKE GM AND CHRYSLER. MAYBE IT IS THE YUGO ALREADY. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON MAYTAG APPLIANCES.

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

It is the little thermo fuse next to the heating element. It keeps the dryer from coming on if it over heats. It is a one time fuse.

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I have a Maytag SDE3606AYW and the light comes on but the dryer won't. The door is closed the plug is in correctly braker box is ok. What could be the problem.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • jftippins Feb 01, 2011

    Mine is not currently running. replaced thermostats 2 yrs ago( it is 8 yrs old and used very often)
    Guess i will have to replace these again. My wife thinks as long as she can cram the clothes in, it should be ok. I quit trying to tell her she is overloading it and I will continue to fix it as when it runs (which is almost every day )it runs great. I've owned a couple of others over the years and would buy this brand again. model PYE2300AYW

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My dryer does not work at all

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Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.
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Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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NOTE: If the thermal fuse is blown, it generally blows for a reason. This could be an indication that you have a clog in the ventilation system, causing the dryer to overheat. Do a thorough inspection of your dryer interior and the entire exhaust vent from where it exits your dryer to where it exits your home, BEFORE replacing any defective parts. Failure to do so, may result in repeated failures of the same parts.


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2. Have you checked the voltage at the wall receptacle? Unplug the dryer and take a voltage reading across the two hot (left and right slots) terminals. If good, you should read 220-240VAC.

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  • Are the wires at the power cord burned? (Very common)
  • Can you read continuity thru the door switch? Does the door switch click when closed?
  • Check for a belt switch near the motor....this will cause the dryer not to run if open.
  • Have you checked the thermal fuse?
  • ===you need a good meter to check all of this=======
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