My Maytag Performa PYE2000AYW dryer first stopped working, then
Ifoundout the thermofuse was gone. So I replaced the fuse with a
newone, butit only worked for a minute or two before the new fuse
Is it some overheating problem? What could be the potential reasons for the problem? Replace heating element?
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Re: Dryer thermofuse blown again
Probably restricted air flow caused by lint build up. Clean out dryer and all vent pipes, check damper outside and see if it opens. After you clean out everything run dryer on aif fluff/no heat cycle and see if there is good air flow outside. If it is electric it could be that the heating element is burned out and shorting out against the frame. This can cause overheating.
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I have a Maytag dryer 5600tq0 and my wife had it for 5 years. it stopped turning on. i did a trick by opening the back and locating the small white thermofuse (Part# 3392519), unhook the 2 wires attached and somehow stick a small wire to connect those 2 purple wires together. Then plug the dryer on and if it turns on, then that ThermoFuse is blown. I ordered the ThermoFuse Part# 3392519 from Appliance Parts Stop on Amazon $3.37. I also ordered the small silver n black (with 2 blue wires n 2 thick red wires attached)Thermostat part# 3387134 $5.00 from ACS on Amazon because it works together with the thermofuse and all websites say it is common practice TO CHANGE this also. then plugged everything back and it worked.
Hello there: If there is no heat or heat sometimes please try these solutions Heating elementOften 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--electric heating elements aren't repairable.Thermal fuseOn many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to
the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about
an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white
plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You
can't re-set it.)WiringA common problem is for the main wiring connection
from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because
the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be
only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to
the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is
You need to make sure you have no restriction with the exhaust behind the dryer. Make sure line isn't making too many turns and proper is straight to the wall. Check to make sure you have exhaust to outside. If not the tips on dryer too long to dry is a fantastic way to clear the exhaust. Hope this helps.
did it blow the fuses a second time.try this .put your dryer on a cycle that wont call for heat and turn it on.if the heat strips are not on and it still blows a fuse it is the motor.if the heat strips are on and it blows a fuse the heat strips are the trouble.
If a dryer is not working at all that's not good! But it doesn't mean you need to go appliance shopping just yet. It may be something very simple like a bad door switch or even a broken door switch
actuator, in a kenmore dryer there is a tab thats sticks out of a hole in the wall that allows the dryer to run only if the door is shut, other models may have button that protrudes out of the dryer and when the door is shut, this allows the dryer to run. These switches go out from time to time, also if a dryer is full of lint build-up over time this will cause the dryer high limit or fuse to blow. The fuse is located near where the blower is in most cases. When the air in the dryer gets way too hot the fuse/hi-limit will blow and the house wont burn down.
If your dyrer has a thermal fuse, it will be on the blower housing (front), not on the heat element. It will be either white plastic os a button about half the size of other thermos. The fuse on the heat element will shut down the haet only. Hope this helps!
The door switch is a good start but UNPLUG DRYER and under the top of the dryer is a thermal limit switch lift the top using a putty knife on each side of the lid raise it and on the left rear you will see the element look under the wires going to the element (straight down) you will see a limit switch with two wires on it remove these wires and plug them into each other.make sure they dont hit the frame and plug dryer back in and try to start it if it starts replace the thermal fuse you can tape these wires together with electrical tape and use it until you get the fuse but dont wait 6 months to do so it could cause a fire .Good Luck