Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
Just replaced the heating element and element thermostat. Runs very hot and doesn't do cool down cycle.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Unfortunately you have already checked the obvious problem. Dryers are fitted with a safety switch to cut out if the heating elements get over hot. The usual reason for over heating as your aware is that the air flow over the heating element becomes restricted, usually due to something (Lint) blocking the venting pipe.
If you really have cleaned the pipe out - i.e. pulled the machine out far enough to straighten the vent pipe and see that its clear and vacuumed as var as you can see, also cleaned the intake filter where the air is drawn in and there are no obvious obstructions there, then there are two possibilities I can think of.
The first is not good news, i.e. a stray sock or other garment has managed to escape the drum of the dryer and has become lodged in the machine possibly close to the exhaust vent exit causing an obstruction prior to the pipe that you can see at the back of the machine. Thats not good news obviously because the machine has to come apart to look inside the drum and check or clean anything out.
The 2nd I am affraid is also not good news and that would be that the sensor to detect the temperature in the dryer is faulty and is tripping the system at too low a temperature, but from your comment about it getting very hot I would assume that this is not really the case.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
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I had the same problem last month. My heater element broke in two places. This created an electrical open that prevented the heater from functioning. I replaced the heater element and my problem was solved.
In order to check your heater element: With the machine unplugged, disconnect one wire to the heater element and then use an ohm meter or multimeter across the heater element lugs to read resistance. Infinite ohms = open circuit.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
If your dyrer has a thermal fuse, it will be on the blower housing (front), not on the heat element. It will be either white plastic os a button about half the size of other thermos. The fuse on the heat element will shut down the haet only. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
it should be located it a small trap door around the drum either on the side , inside , or on the bottom. to replace it you must remove the screws the hold it in place slide it out remove the wiring and then slide the new one in screw it back in and plug the wires back on it. please make sure during this process the dryer is unpluged from the wall plug. hope it works out for you .
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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