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Maytag Performa Dryer will not start....

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?
Pj

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  • westcoast_bc May 20, 2009

    SG...

    First thank you a lot what you brought to my attention blew my mind...I had put the shop vac hose into the vent pipe and heard some stuff coming up but that is not the worse of it what was packed around the blower fan was not only disgusting but well on my way to being a Dryer Fire statistic....I only wished I took a picture of it before starting to vacuum it all up.



    My Maytag part is 31001192 (53-2880) and has 4 wires on it...

    yellow

    grey or blue solid color

    red

    red and white.



    how can I jump it to test this is the problem without the use of a meter? However, based on the what I found I believe this to be my problem.



    While I wait for your respopnse I am off to clean from the outside of the vent towards the dryer.



    Seriously on behalf of my family thank you.



    Pj




  • westcoast_bc May 20, 2009

    Ignore the previous comment about the 4 wires! I was just so amazed with all the billed up of lint I was not concentrating properly. My Bad!



    Once I re-read your answer I found the 2 white wires and a bit of a bugger to reach but through some manouvering I was able to get to them.



    Long story short everything is operational...however...I will not allow anyone to use the dryer until the right part is back in place.



    Thanks again from me & my family what an awakening.



    Pj

  • westcoast_bc May 20, 2009

    SG...sorry I might have pressed something wrong. Is there an excellent button because you rocked and I am very very thankful.



    Let me know how I can fix this to read excellent.



  • westcoast_bc May 20, 2009

    Hey SG...



    I apologize for the downgrade of your solution it was my bad as I was trying to figure out to give you a recommendation I accidentally did the opposite.



    I think I got it right and also wrote the following email to Fixya.



    Thanks again...



    Pj



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    Recommendation for Solution Guy…



    I wanted to sincerely express my thanks for establishing the Fixya.com website and having people like SolutionGuy accessible to people like me.

    After trying numerous checks on my dryer I was resolved to calling in a Service Technician to fix the dryer. On Monday night I did one last check to see what if anything I missed in trying to resolve the issue myself and that is when I came across your web page. With nothing to lose and everything to gain I posted my issue on the page and wondered if I would get anything back.

    On Tuesday morning I received an email from SolutionGuy who recognized the issue right away and he also brought a more serious issue to my attention which was lint build up. Going home last night I thoroughly went through the Dryer cleaning a very scary amount of lint which has built up over the years as well as the vent pipe. After I was satisfied with the cleaning I tested the fix which SolutionGuy recommended and it worked perfectly…he nailed it perfectly and the first time.

    I would like to thank SolutionGuy for everything and give him a recommendation for his assistance. Regrettably, I do not know how to do this and would like to ask for your assistance.

    Taking his time and patience to help me was sincerely appreciated and I will be forever grateful for his assistance and will recommend your page to anyone looking for assistance.

    Regards,



    PJ

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with the PYE2300AZW. Looks like I will need the same parts. Thanks for this post and link for the parts. I'll be ordering the tomorrow. BTW I pulled out a small cat from the dryer duct close to the blower.

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Hi West!

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.

SG

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    Tracy Farrell May 20, 2009

    Hi West,

    I'm glad you found the vent issue and are taking care of it. That'll let you sleep peacefully tonight, won't it?

    OK, the part you described in your response is the control t'stat. That's not the cause of your dryer not starting. That t'stat is there to monitor air temperatures and to control the timer when it's set for "Auto-Dry" or whatever.

    The hi-limit thermal fuse that has your dryer on strike right now is located under the lid behind the drum and below the heating element connection. It's hard to see so I use a flashlight. You'll see where the element is wired in (there are 2 red wires there), about 3" below where the element is connected is the hi-limit thermal fuse.

    The part you'll need is a # LA-1053 <---click the link. It has all the stuff in the kit to take care of this (including instructions).

    Again, I'm glad you got that vent thing taken care of.

    SG


  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell May 20, 2009

    West!

    Why did you down grade my solution?

    SG


  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell May 22, 2009

    PJ,

    Your pretty awesome and thank you for your recommendation.

    Look... This is what we do. If I were the tech you called to work on your dryer, I would have told you the same thing. Matter of fact, I see this so often and tell my customers this so often that I feel like I have the script written (emblazoned actually) on the frontal lobe of what's left of brain. I find, however, that telling people something is different than showing people something... like the result of a dryer fire. They hardly ever listen! I have no clue why, but it's true. All of that to say this;

    Thank you for heeding a safety warning. As you saw, lint build up is kind of an atrocious thing to behold, right? And after it's cleared out not only will your Family be safe, but your dryer will perform at optimum efficiency (call it a "green dryer" with a small carbon foot print if you want to).

    Thanks for the very kind words.

    Tracy


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