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How to open the top of a maytag performa dryer

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There are two clips about one inch in from either side on the front that need to be pushed in with a flat tip screwdriver this will release the lid

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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Just a few things before the for sure thing. Make sure the dryer door is closed very good, and its plugged in (I hate doing that, but have a lot of calls with just that same thing). More than likely, it is the thermal fuse that has went bad. This fuse causes us more problems than any other item on the Performa. Unplug the unit, and take a putty knife and shove it into the top removing clips between the top and cabinet, around 1-2 inches in from the sides. Lift up and prop the lid against the wall, being sure it wont clunk you in the head (happens to me about once a week). In the left rear of the unit, you will see the element box. On (your facing side) the right hand side down about halfway, you will see two wires going to a small button shaped fuse. Remove the screw at the top of the element box (1/4") slide the fuse holder up and out (with wires still connected in case you drop it), and remove the fuse. The parts (LA-1053) will contain two fuses and a thermostat. Be sure to remove and replace the old thermostat when replacing the fuse. Follow instructions for which fuse to use, one is for gas, one is for electric. Reassemble is opposite disassembly. Let me know if you need further help. Jim

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you're not giving me much to work with. so for starters check the door switch

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i've had my maytag dryer since 2002. it just stopped in the middle of a cycle. i think it's the motor. isn't maytag guaranteed for life???

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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.

maytag performa dryer Model PDGT910AWW
"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:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

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.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

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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