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Maytag PYE3300AZW Dryer ran great shut off after 10 min.Willnot start again. Power to dryer is there. Took it apart,brought the door switch in to test it works. There is a live wire on the Timer Wire Harness connected to the motor if you short it out the dryer works normal. Any idea what is wrong? How do I test the thermal fuse? Control Thermostat?Or the Timer.Where to even sart? Any help would be appreciated live 1.5 hrs from a small town do it yourself is usully the easiest way.

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  • jamesgang05 Jan 20, 2009

    I started a load to dry and about 10 minutes into the cycle the dryer stopped. It will not start now. We have tested the power sources in and out. Please help!

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You have an open thermal fuse la1053 located on the right lower side of the heating element housing, it opens when the temp reaches 300 degrees f . this is telling us that the air flow is not good, lint buildup inside the filter housing in the door is a good place to start and or kinked vent hose or venting problem

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