Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
Maytag Performa will not start....I tried three things to no avail...
1: I jumped the start switch by taping (with electrical tape) the two wires together nothing.
2: I unplug the termal fuse and taped those wires together and nothing.
3: I threw the breaker switch and reset it nothing.
Any other tests you think I can try before resorting to calling in a techinician?
Yeah... I know what's happening. Pull all the tape and reconnect all those wires, OK? The problem lies in the thermal overload. It's located on the heater can and below the element terminals. See it down there? It has 2 white wires going to it. When this thing blows, it shuts the whole machine down.
Here's the thing, OK? This is a high limit thermal overload and when this thing trips off, it means that there's another problem... specifically an air flow/ventilation problem. So you can jump out the overload to verify my diagnosis, but don't leave it like that. Google: Dryer fires and check out the video about half way down.
So... yeah, you could jump it and make your dryer work... but you have another issue to deal with after that. Your vent is clogged. Call a chimney sweep or a duct cleaning service to get all that stuff outta there.
Seriously... when your ventilation is obstructed there is a very serious fire hazard present. Please clean your duct work.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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