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Performa Dryer not working
« on: September 14, 2009, 06:54:57 PM »
This Maytag dryer does not work at all. The door switch is good and the push start switch is good. There is power. The motor will not start at all, Is there a fuse of some kind or should I be looking for something else???

Model PYET344AZW

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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 07:08:07 PM »
Yes, the LA1053 thermal fuse kit is a much-discussed item here. Have a peek at the Performa dryer manual at the head of this forum.
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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 07:13:28 PM »
The thermal limit is what you need to replace. I have 2 links: The first shows the location of the thermal limit and the second is a dang good deal on that replacement part. I know this because I am a retired appliance parts rep.
Check the thermal limit

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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 09:48:32 PM »
Thanks for all the great info, I will try the thermal limit

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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 08:33:23 PM »
changed the limit and the thermal fuse and works fine. It was filthy, Im thinking it got too hot and cooked the fuses

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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 08:43:02 PM »
Congrats!! you get to buy the next round.
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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 08:54:48 PM »
JW, you amaze me...not only do you hijack my post but you want MY beer money as well. Whata guy!
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Re: Performa Dryer not working
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 09:08:51 PM »
Hay I resemble that remark :D
You da man Jimbo!!!!
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