Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
When energized, the heating elements glow for only about 5 seconds. A click is heard and the elements stop glowing. After about 3 minutes, a click is heard, and the elements glow again, only for a couple of seconds, they don't even get to full glow, a click is heard, then the elements shut off again. I thought it was the Control Thermostat and replaced that, but it made no difference. Thoughts? Thank you!
Mine did the same thing. Pull the plastic shroud off the inside of the front panel, where the lint trap is. I did this and mine was nearly completely plugged. No way to see it or know it if you don't remove it from the front panel (you have to remove the front panel, two screws top left and top right. Make a mental note to do this at least once a year. Every six months would be even better.
Posted on Feb 11, 2012
First off, how are you looking to check this situation. Either way, it would be normal for this to happen. When you are looking at the elements heating, you more than likely have the door open to see them. The heater will do what they call "short cycling" because the airflow has outside source air getting into the heat stream. The door and lid almost always has to be shut for this system to work correctly. You can sometimes crack the top just enough to see the element heat. Usually, if the element is coming on at all, then the system should be fine. If you have a dryer thats not drying your clothes completely, its more than likely you have a ventilation issue (i.e vent tube restriction, grass growing in the end of the vent, etc). Also remember these Maytags have two thermostats on them most of the time. One directly over the top of the element, and one in the fan housing at the front of the unit. Try those, if there isnt a change, write me back and will look from there. Good Luck!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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