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Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:00:03 PM »
My dryer is working with the same dryer sound it usually does, but the drum does not spin.  Any suggestions?

Model PYE2300AYW

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »
Maybe a broken belt? I have repair photos HERE

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 09:14:31 PM »
Thank you for a quick reply.  Once I do this, I will most likely see the belt broken, correct?  Is the belt something easy to fix?  About how much would a new belt cost - approzimately?  I'll try this and let you know, probably tomorrow morning when the kids get up.  Thanks so much!

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 12:41:25 AM »
I have a service manual for this model if you need it.  I have the same dryer.

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 11:21:28 AM »
The belt is less than 10 bucks HERE

This dryer is very easy to fix. Oil the wheels and vacuum out the dryer, send me the loose change  ::)
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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 01:12:49 PM »
Well, you were right!!!!!  It was the belt!  When I took off the front door, the belt was lying on the bottom of the dryer, cut also.  Now, how do I go and replace the belt?  Not exactly sure where it goes.  Also, can you buy a belt at a local Lowe's/Home Depot store instead of online to get it quicker?  I still can't believe how much lint gets stuck in there.  Now I can see how dryer fires start.  Please let me know when you can.   Thank you for saving us an expensive appliance service person visit. :)

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 01:24:16 PM »
Call lowes or home depot and see if they have a 341241 belt or buy on line where I posted above. I have your belt routing info HERE
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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 12:30:55 PM »
The belt is now on!  Thank you so much!  Now my next and hopefully final question is everything is working just fine, but while it wasn't hooked up to the exhaust vent, there was a burning rubberish type smell.  When we hooked it up to the vent for a final test, the smell was gone.  My husband said it was fine, but we were just checking in with the experts.  Thanks again and I will tell everyone about this experience and your help! :)

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 12:38:24 PM »
Double check the belt routing. Make sure it is around the tension wheel and not pinched off to one side.

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 12:41:50 PM »
Yes, we checked and it is fine!  Thanks for being so helpful!!!!  I realize that you guys are the experts, but it was free advice and we are so very grateful!!!!  Thanks!

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Re: Maytag Performance Dryer drum not spinning
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 05:13:20 PM »
Glad ye could git er done!!!
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