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Offline Barley

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Maytag Performa (Gas) wont start.. some humm, then not
« on: March 10, 2014, 01:51:16 PM »
First, thank you for reading and your time in advance.   First background...

Okay, the gas dryer is a 2300aww, rev 11

It will not start.  Sounds like it wants to, with sort of a humming but does not turn all the way over, if that makes sense.  Will do that a few times, and then not.  When I had the lid opened and did this, it would make the same sound a couple of times but after a bit of the humming I heard a click and then nothing, no more humming when trying for a bit.  There was a slight click sound, then nothing again until you leave it alone for a bit.  Possible smell of hot wires, not sure.

Opened front and removed lint gathered before fan blade, but otherwise then looked good.  Closed back up, but no change.  Don't think it is the door switch. 

Replaced belt about a month ago thanks to you tube videos.  Made sure door switch wires returned to clip away from drum, and they look fine now.

I am not mechanically inclined, but stubborn and can usually follow step A and B instructions to a point.  Do not know how to use ohm meter, etc. but might be able to grab somebody who does know.

I can rotate the drum manually from inside (both directions actually).

Any suggestions for testing, etc. before pricing motors?

Thank You again!

Offline Barley

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Re: Maytag Performa (Gas) wont start.. some humm, then not
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 02:45:54 PM »
More info:

When the belt was replaced a month ago, we took time to clean and vacuum out all the lint we could see.

Before this final strike of no starting, it would sometimes eventually kick in and run for a little bit, and then just shut off.

New Drive motor prices I've seen are $155-$220 which took the wind out of that sail. 

Could it be thermal fuse deal, or probably the motor?

Offline dab147315

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Re: Maytag Performa (Gas) wont start.. some humm, then not
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 02:52:39 PM »
Bad motor.Hums then clicks off on overload on the motor and then will not try to start until after motor overload resets and you push start button and hums again.This is a bad motor.Buy new dryer.


 

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