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Maytag PYE3300AYW, steps to replace the thermal fuse to replace. I was able to reach in and disconnect the wires to jumper test, however cannot fit hands in enough to replace.

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hello kellygubser,
If you are sure the thermal switch is ok.. have you checked the high temp ( bi metal snap switch) too? Here is a link to the wiring diagram of your dryer. You can see that there are a few other temp switches in circuit of the heating element that would disble it.. Hope this helps

http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

Regards,
Rick

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Take the top off the dryer and you should find it located at or near the drum.

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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer quit working mid cycle

sounds like the timer,the only thermal fuse i know of is to protect from overheating which cools and resets itself

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SOURCE: How to lift the top of Maytag perfoma PYE3300AYW?

You will only need a putty knife. Unplug the dryer. In between the front panel and top there are 2 clips holding the top down on the left and right side. The clips will need to be depressed one at a time toward the back of the dryer and lift up on the top at the same time. The thermal fuses are both located on the element mounting assembly on the back top of the dryer. They will measure 0 ohms if good. Click this link, schematic diagram, number 3 is a picture of one of the clips. They are located anywhere from 2 to 6 inches in from sides of the washer.
Thank you.

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I replaced the Thermal fuse and now it get Too HOT

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How do I test the thermal fuse on my maytag pye3300ayw dryer?


Place your resistance tester across the fuse. It should read almost zero ohms.

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I have a Kenmore Dryer, Model 96292110. It runs, but it does not heat the air. I have checked the circuit breakers. They are fine.


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If your Maytag dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers,thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F.

Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Maytag dryer is easier than it sounds.

Instructions And Things You'll Needed.
  • Screwdriver,Towel,Electrical tape,Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary.
1 Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.

2 Look behindthe dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions.Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lintthat has built up.

3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.

4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.

5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should easily come free.

6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.

7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it backin. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start."If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermalfuse needs to be replaced.

8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.

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Hello.

If your Maytag dryer has mysteriously stopped producingheat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers,thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow ofelectricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches apredetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F.Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Maytag dryer is easierthan it sounds. Instructions And Things You'll Need
  • Screwdriver
  • Towel
  • Electrical tape
  • Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary
1 Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.
2 Look behindthe dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions.Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lintthat has built up.
3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.
4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.
5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should easily come free.
6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.
7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it backin. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start."If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermalfuse needs to be replaced.
8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.
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It's either of the thermal fuse on the blower housing or the thermal fuse on the heater enclosure is blown. These thermal fuses are wired in series with the motor and therefore, if any of them is blown will cause the motor not to run and hence the dryer not to work except the controls.

Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

Open the dryer door and remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.
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Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.
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Bypass the thermal fuse on the blower housing by disconnecting the wires and taping them together or connecting a jumper wire between them. Close the door then plug and start the dryer.
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The dryer should start and heat up if the blower housing thermal fuse is the culprit. Otherwise, the other thermal fuse on the heater enclosure is blown. Unplug the dryer then bypass the thermal fuse on the heater enclosure in the same way the first is bypassed to confirm it.
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Plug the dryer back then restart it. The dryer should start to confirm that the heater enclosure thermal fuse is blown. Replace the thermal fuse (part number 307473) together with the high-limit thermostat (part number 303396).

Unplug the dryer and unbypass the blower housing thermal fuse then plug it back and restart it. If the dryer fails to restart, replace also the blower housing thermal fuse (part number 33001762) together with the cycling thermostat.

Reinstall the front panel in reverse steps of the removal steps to complete the repair.

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My dryer quit working in the middle of a cycle. Dont know what happen. Its a Maytag PYE 3360AYW dryer, we've had it for awhile.


Disconnect power38732b7.jpg882727e.jpge4ad6bc.jpg58c0a23.jpgThat thermal will blow and kill power to the door switch circuit. The dryer will no longer function till you replace the thermal fuse. 0bdf7e1.jpgFailure to temove lint will cause continued thermal fuse replacement.

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How to lift the top of Maytag perfoma PYE3300AYW?


You will only need a putty knife. Unplug the dryer. In between the front panel and top there are 2 clips holding the top down on the left and right side. The clips will need to be depressed one at a time toward the back of the dryer and lift up on the top at the same time. The thermal fuses are both located on the element mounting assembly on the back top of the dryer. They will measure 0 ohms if good. Click this link, schematic diagram, number 3 is a picture of one of the clips. They are located anywhere from 2 to 6 inches in from sides of the washer.
Thank you.

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Maytag Dryer quit working mid cycle


sounds like the timer,the only thermal fuse i know of is to protect from overheating which cools and resets itself

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Maytag PYE3300AYW Elec Dryer Runs, But No Heat


hello kellygubser,
If you are sure the thermal switch is ok.. have you checked the high temp ( bi metal snap switch) too? Here is a link to the wiring diagram of your dryer. You can see that there are a few other temp switches in circuit of the heating element that would disble it.. Hope this helps

http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

Regards,
Rick

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I have a Maytag Dryer Performa Model PYE3300AYW that want run, light does not come on either. Checked Breaker and it was fine, even replaced breaker to make sure, still no luck. Checked thermal fuse and...


Look on the wiring diagram for the dryer. Follow black wire ( + side ) from plug to motor checking all devices in the circuit, also check for any on the white ( - side). Do all tests with the Electricity OFF. Safety first!!! Good luck. BpB

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