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Maytag Performa Dryer Model PYG2000AWW S/N 10545227 SD Dark residue embedded in clothing & inside of dryer has patchy areas of this black like sooty type residue. I ruin a load of expensive white high count loop bath, hand & wash cloths. ???? Any suggestions?

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Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: a dark residue inside of dryer

Sounds like an ink pen was left in the clothing during wash and leaked out when put in the dryer

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: maytag performa intellidry dryer model#PYE4500AYW

Check drive belts. If too loose or too worn it will not spin at proper speed.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Black Film on the inside of the dryer drum. Transfers to clothes.

The gas is not mixing properly with the air. You could have a blocked or restricted vent which has caused lint to back up in the machine thus giving you a poor burn. Check your venting and if it is clogged you may need to dismantle the dryer to clean it out inside. :)

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer not heating as it should. Gets warm, but takes several cycles to dry clothes

Could be 2 things... either your heat source is out of repair or your vent is blocked. Since you say it only gets warm I'll assume the problem is with the gas coils inside the unit. These parts are replaceable

Posted on May 12, 2009

hunter19_46m
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SOURCE: CHIRPING CLOTHES DRYER

The problem sounds like your drum rollers, you can try to lube them by pulling the front of the dryer off and removing the drum. Or you can replace them by removing the front of the dryer and removing the drum.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

mindreader
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SOURCE: I have a gas dryer. Dryer heats up but doesn't dry

I got cut short.. and disconnected...so if this is a repeat, please forgive me:
Dryers 101
1. Heat alone does not dry clothes
2. Air alone does not dry clothes.
3. Only dry, heated air passing over and through clothes will dry them...

I recommend the following:
Set the dryer for "Air Dry".
Go outside and check the dryer exhaust.
Confirm that the exhaust is spewing out lots of air.

If it is, then you have a need for a technician to inspect everything - in person.

If it is NOT, the you need to determine the clog - or reason that air is not moving through your dryer, clothes and exhaust system.

ONLY 2 possibilities exist:
1. Fan motor is frozen and needs replacement....or
2. Duct/exhaust is clogged with lint and will not allow air to pass through.

Please check for both, clean/clear/fix as needed.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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Brown marks left on clothing.


You probably have significant lint buildup inside the machine. The lint gets burned by the heater and causes the dark marks on the clothes.

This could indicate a fire hazard!!

The solution is to disassemble the machine and remove all lint residue inside, especially in the heater area.

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I have a gas dryer. Dryer heats up but doesn't dry clothes completely all the time. Sometimes I have to run it 2 -3 times. What do i need to replace? Maytag Performa Model # PYG2000AWW REV. 10 Serial #...


I got cut short.. and disconnected...so if this is a repeat, please forgive me:
Dryers 101
1. Heat alone does not dry clothes
2. Air alone does not dry clothes.
3. Only dry, heated air passing over and through clothes will dry them...

I recommend the following:
Set the dryer for "Air Dry".
Go outside and check the dryer exhaust.
Confirm that the exhaust is spewing out lots of air.

If it is, then you have a need for a technician to inspect everything - in person.

If it is NOT, the you need to determine the clog - or reason that air is not moving through your dryer, clothes and exhaust system.

ONLY 2 possibilities exist:
1. Fan motor is frozen and needs replacement....or
2. Duct/exhaust is clogged with lint and will not allow air to pass through.

Please check for both, clean/clear/fix as needed.

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CHIRPING CLOTHES DRYER


The problem sounds like your drum rollers, you can try to lube them by pulling the front of the dryer off and removing the drum. Or you can replace them by removing the front of the dryer and removing the drum.

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Maytag performa dryer will not heat up


Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

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"No Heat" complaint.

Firstly, make sure that you have selected/ascertained a "Heat" setting, then read the checklist below provided by; www.repairclinic.com
They also provide disassembly diagrams and repair parts..

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

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The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

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Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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Could be 2 things... either your heat source is out of repair or your vent is blocked. Since you say it only gets warm I'll assume the problem is with the gas coils inside the unit. These parts are replaceable

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Maytag performa intellidry dryer model#PYE4500AYW


Check drive belts. If too loose or too worn it will not spin at proper speed.

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A dark residue inside of dryer


Sounds like an ink pen was left in the clothing during wash and leaked out when put in the dryer

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