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Maytag Perfoma model PYE2300AYW

Push start button and drum doesn't turn. I am hearing humming sound, as if the motor wants to start, but does not. I lifted the top and gave the drum a half turn and it worked fine. I pulled the drum out, belt is fine, rollers are fine, pulley is fine, heating element fine, blower fine also.....I have no clue.
Again today, hit start and a humming noise but no drum turn. Lift the top of the dryer off, give it a turn and it came on no problem. Any ideas?

cpruitt
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  • diggidydeion Jan 31, 2008

    Ummm, what is a bad start winding in motor?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    DRUM WONT TURN HOW DO I OPEN

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    timer set then push start button and it hums like it's trying to start then stop humming without starting .wait a few minutes and it does a repeat over again.trying to take it apart to see drum belt can't figure out how to get the top off.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    works on and off. sounds like it is working really hard to start up

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Bad start winding in motor

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Feb 01, 2008

    Yes it is in the motor some motors have an external Capacitor to help it start this could bee bad if yours does nbot then the motor will hav eto be replaced if the re is no binding on the drum you can also removed the belt and start it to see if it goes there are no oil port on this type of motor they are sealled bearings

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