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Matag Dryer won't run

My Maytag PYE/G4500 dryer has blown it''s second thermal fuse since the first one a month ago. I jumpered across the fuse, (as I did the first time to determine if it was blown) and the drum light comes on, but when I turn the timer dial to a setting it blows the breaker without closing the door and pushing the start button?

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  • ducati ron Feb 11, 2008

    After closer inspection, I discovered the heating element was actually welded to the chassis resulting in a direct short to ground. Thanks for the response!



    Ron

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If the thermal fuse is blowing or the breakers when you bypass the fuse it means a part has a short circuit. There are more than one thermal fuses in there, so you will have to find where the one that blows is connected to.
My guess at this point would be that the motor or the start up capacitor are causing the fuse to blow but also check for a defective or shorted heater element.
Check this site for additional help: http://www.applianceaid.com/may-apart.html

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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