Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
My dryer is dead. If the thermal fuse is the cause, how can we test it? We also found another switch by the blower completely cover with lint, the p/n is listed as 53-2880 but I can't find any information on this switch to find the name of it and to see how it functions.
HI. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Concerning the Control Thermostat(53-2880). This is the main control thermostat. if it is covered in lint as you have sated, this will confirm thermostat failure. this has tripped the thermal fuse in this case, totally rendering the dryer inoperable at this time. you will need to replace the Control thermostat and thermal fuse as well. this will fix your unit.
The thermal fuse can be tested be using a basic voltage needle but, it is really not needed. the thermostat has failed. the over cover of lint has shorted the device(lint will create an arch that will ruin the device)
Once the thermostat failed, the heat will rise to a unacceptable rate and, this will trip the thermal fuse and kill the dryer. its a safety feature to prevent a fire in your home.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
You can test with a tester, just like you would test a car fuse, red on one side black on the other. If you dont have a tester, you can use a piece of wire, jump from one side to the other, do one thermal fuse at a time. Then plug in dryer and see if it works. When you find bad one, replace dont leave jumped you can a fire.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Try this appliance parts store web page http://www.partsreadyonline.com/item.php?ItemID=87
Although this dryer thermostat is used, it is genuine Maytag part (Dryer Cycling Thermostat 53-2880) and cheap with pretty reasonable shipping charge.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Location of Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is located near the heating element. The part number for the replacement kit is LA-1053. You can view an illustrated parts break down of your dryer at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and locate item 5 under the "Heater" section. Pay close attention to the instructions in the thermal fuse replacment kit. One thermostat is for a GAS dryer, one is for an ELECTRIC dryer. Read the instructions and make sure you use the correct one. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Excellent info. Thermal fuse was out of sight. Mention about LA-1053 helped. Honestly, I didn't know how thermal fuse looked like."
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