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Maytag PYE4558AYW Dryer does not power up at all. Checked power to two terminals on timer and have it there. Does this mean the timer is bad? Someone suggested the thermal fuse. Is this fuse located right where the heating element plugs in and should I have power to at least one side even if it is bad?

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    Power to dryer, but dryer not running. Found the F1 fuse to be bad. Located under dryer element connections

  • bailey05ice Oct 01, 2008

    Dried a load of clothes, put the next load in and nothing.

    No light, won't start etc.

    Checked the breaker and all was good.

    I read about thermal fuses.

    Does this dryer even have a thermal fuse?

    From the diagrams I found, I don't see one.

    Also, how can I tell if the dryer switch is bad?

  • wmmbwilson Oct 31, 2008

    The same thing happened to me last night.

    Dried a load of clothes, put the next load in and nothing.
    No light, won't start etc.
    Checked the breaker and all was good.
    I read about thermal fuses.
    Does this dryer even have a thermal fuse?
    From the diagrams I found, I don't see one.
    Also, how can I tell if the dryer switch is bad

  • pshreves May 11, 2010

    what are some other problem solving tests I can do to check what is wrong with my dryer Model# PYE4558AYW

    The light does not work nor does the dryer but the timer does work




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I bought the thermal fuse kit for this dryer (2 THERMAL FUSES)and replaced both of them. It came with an extra fuse for a gas dryer. It now works fine. Lift the top open. One is toward the rear of the dryer, the other is below the heating element as the other solution said.

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  • big_will_63 Jan 03, 2014

    A reason that these thermal fuses went bad was because lint had built up in the airway of the dryer after the lint filter. I took the whole front of the dryer off and cleaned the airway to the blower. It was packed full of lint that had accumulated over 10 years.

  • big_will_63 Jan 04, 2014

    When the larger thermal fuse towards the rear of the dryer fails, the heat stops working. When the smaller thermal fuse near the heating element fails, the dryer stops working completely.


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Below is a link to common solutions that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
It provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again.

Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint.

If this doesn't help, post me back and I will do some more research to help resolve your issue.

If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house
Door switch
Thermal fuse
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

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.)

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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What year is my dryer?model# pye4558ayw. serial# 11311532ax. MAYTAG DRYER

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  • big_will_63 Feb 18, 2014

    I have the same dryer (PYE4558AYW). Bought it new in 2002.


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