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DRYER I HAVE MAYTAG PERFORMA DRYER MODEL PYE2000AYW DOESN'T RUN NOT AT ALL The dryer doesn't start. Checked door switch, timer push to start switch, house circuit breaker. Everything is okay.But still the dryer does not start.This is a series 10 model. Where is the thermal fuse located and how to access it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    dryer stopped running in middle of cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Dryer doesn't power up & no light. I believe I heard the timer working. House CB wasn't tripped. I've made repairs on it before but I cannot find the book I used to troubleshoot the faults. (Time-Life Magazine appliance repairs)

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I do not know where to find the fuses or breaker in my dryer?



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The thermal cut-out is located on the side of the heater housing assm. To gain access you need to use a putty knife to depress the two spring clips between the top and the front panel and raise the top. The heater is on the back wall. The part number for the t-stat and thermal cut-out kit is LA-1053 and is about $20.00. Don't forget to clean your vent, and check your blower assm. Either one could have caused the problem.

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