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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 07:53:49 PM »
Ok, so I have ordered and received all new components for the entire circuit, including the computer.

I open the unit up now, and it is running a "half" red coil -- what would cause the coil to run at lower levels?  In the past, the unit did not run for long periods at "half" power like it is now -- what has changed?

Which component should I start with, and in which order, should I begin replacing components?

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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 09:45:02 PM »
bad circuit breaker. Seen it.
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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012, 10:00:01 PM »
...  is running a "half" red coil
the only way "half" of the Heating Element could be powered
is if it was partially shorted to chassis (ground)
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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 10:24:23 PM »
oh no, I dont mean that -- I mean it is not glowing RED like was prior, it is glowing like HALF RED

What components regulates voltage to the coil?

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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
maybe BLACK-PINK is better than RED...

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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 10:58:46 PM »
oh no, I dont mean that -- I mean it is not glowing RED like was prior, it is glowing like HALF RED

What components regulates voltage to the coil?
nothing ...
full 220v  normally goes to the Heater ...
check your volatge at the Wall Outlet and Dryer Terminal Power Strip.
Black to White = 120v
Red to White = 120v
Black to Red = 240v
Has any House electrical work been done lately ?
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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 12:50:42 AM »
Voltage from the wall is normal, 220V.  The fan and blower are moving air well, but the air is not really very warm at all, 80F, maybe.

Where is the Dryer Terminal Power Strip? 

What components control voltage to the coil?

Like I said, I now have a set of components, and would like to figure out the logical place to start.

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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 09:28:32 AM »
Follow the cord into the appliance for the power terminal. The 4 wire control tstat mounted on the blower housing controls the heater. All other components are for safety only and do not control the heat.
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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 10:44:15 AM »
... Where is the Dryer Terminal Power Strip? 
... What components control voltage to the coil?
1) where the Power Cord connects to the Dryer
2) it's either ON or OFF, gets the full 220v or nothing
measure the voltage on the Heater while it's ON
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Re: Maytag Model PYE4558AYW - Dryer not getting hot enough, AGAIN
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 11:27:05 AM »
ok, all voltage measurements are within tolerance.


When this unit is in full operation, and air is flowing over the coil while being powered, is:
  • the coil being fed full voltage and shuts off when it gets above selected heat settings? or
  • the coil goes on for a few moments, then off, then on, (oscillate) to meet the selected heat settings?
I suspect the computer must be to blame, if the other components fail to limit voltage levels.

Interestingly, I replaced the computer a year ago, and find hard to believe it decided to fail...

*shrug*

 

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