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I have a Maytag Performa dryer (Model No.PYE3200AZW) It turns on , tumbles but does not heat up to dry clothes ...???????

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Could be a number of issues, but more than likely its a heating element issue. If you lift the top up after unpluging the unit (place a putty knife about 2" in from either side between the top and cabinet) you will see the element in the left rear of the unit. You may be able to see a break in the element wiring, but its best to check with a ohm meter. Part number for element is LA-1044, and are not that expensive, and easy to replace. Good luck and let me know if you need further help.

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