Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
Recently my Dryer quit working and I thought it was the "switch", so I pulled that off and put the two loose wires together via electrical tape. That did not work. So I pulled the top part off (where the start button, buzzer and what kind of a dry you would want is located) and started playing with the OHM Reader/Meter. I have very little experience with this device but I noticed something odd. As I touched the probes to random wire endings of the start button (the one that has "shoter dry, longer dry, etc. on it) the OHMmeter would jump on all of them except the one the WHITE wire connects to. Now I am unsure what to do with that info. Does that mean that whatever that white wire goes to within the dryer is not working, the actual piece that I am checking is not working or something else altogether. Any help would be appreciated. My Dishwasher quit working 2 days later so I need to figure that out as well... :-)
Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Posted on May 15, 2010
Did you first check for 240 volts at the unit,then inspect the terminals and make sure all were still intact,these units carry a lot of current and terminals do burn off,if you lose 1 phase of power to the unit the drum will still turn,but it will no longer heat if its a 240volt element,did you check the thermal fuse in the dryer vent housing these go out regularly,then the high limit/cycling switch/thermostat,and ohm out the element all located on the element housing
Posted on May 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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