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Maytag Performa electric dryer pye2300azw dryer will not start,checked fuses and 220 outlet is okay

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    Maytag Performa dryer PYE2300AZW just stopped in middle of cycle, checked breakers (they were on) no smell from dryer, do you have a suggestion, what should we check and where is it located ???



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I've had my maytag dryer since 2002. it just stopped in the middle of a cycle. i think it's the motor. isn't maytag guaranteed for life???

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Maytag dryer pye2300azw shut off when drying the clothes i check breaker from house to dryer that's OK it won't turn on back

This dryer is fairly easy to repair.

The thermal fuse is probably blown. Look for air restrictions and a bad blower wheel to be the culprit. When that blower wheel starts slipping it causes the dryer to overheat.


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May Maytag dyer Performa Model number PYE3300AYW will not start the light in the dryer is off i turned to turn off and on the breaker but nothing happens. My question is that if the light needs to be...

no the light has nothing to do with the dryer not running, sounds like a breaker issue. You will need a multimeter and some screwdrivers. first make sure that the breaker has power, you will need to take the front panel off, then with the meter check for your 220 volts at the breaker(where the wires are hooked up), next check for voltage at the outlet, if all these have power then it is in the dryers cord, you will need to move the dryer out and remove the plate and check for voltage, if it does then you will have to trace it into the dryer. Good Luck Tim

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My maytag dryer will not start. I push the start button and can hear a low buzzing sound but it doesn't start tumbling or heating or anything.

Check the breakers. If you have a meter check power at outlet. This could be a lot of things. A broken belt, a bad motor, Not user if this is gas or electric heat if electric you could have a bad cord or not be getting the full 220-240 volts. You could have a blown fuse or a broken wire.

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I have a Maytag Performa electric dryer that won't start

you have an open thermal fuse.part no. la-1053,its kinda tough to install,i would recommend a qualified servicer

Mar 06, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer wont heat up. It runs fine but no heat. Replaced the Thermal fuse"flat white with 2 wire terminals.

gas or electric ok gas replace gas coils check glow bar ignighter,check thermostates,,,,,,electric check power to both sides of wall outlet you need 220 volts and it will start and timer will advance on 110 vts second check second fuse looks like a thermostate normally located at top of heater coil call if you need to

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Dryer will not turn

There is a belt like a fan belt that goes around the outer tub and onto a pulley that turns the tub, it may have slipped off, you should be able to take the top off of the dryer to check it.

Mar 19, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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No power to dryer was working fine no warning would not start

Most likely a bad fuse. There is one above the heat element, also may have one on the blower housing. Test with an ohmmeter or bypass. Hope this helps!

Feb 16, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not start - Thermal Fuse is ok.

Good to know, when the appliance does not start at all is always thermal fuse, wiring, door lock switch, or rarely the control assembly.

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Jan 02, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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My Maytag Performa electric dryer (model #PYE2300AZW) will not start. I went through the troubleshooting guide online, but did not help. Is there a built in fuse that can be checked?

thermostat common problem for this machine ( dryers in general) bad thermal fuse, a result of poor venting usually.. with a putty knife or a screw driver the main top can be "poped" open , theres a clip perhaps 3-4 inches in on either side just under main top and from panel assy, after releasing the clips the top can be flipped back to reveal the heater and fuse are. the thermal fuse is located on the right side of the heater box, and can be tested for continuity. no continuity means is blown and needs replacing. part number LA-1053( about 30 bucks). if the fuse checks out ok the n i would check the heater assy and then the thermostat also mounted right there. simple continuity check for all three, all three must have continuity.

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