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Title: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 17, 2007, 05:12:07 PM
Maytag dryer model # PYE2300AYW.   Quit running in midcycle today. Won't start back.  Have cleaned out all the lint.  Took the thermal fuse and another switch off the back of the control panel, both were okay.  Had them checked at the hardware store.  Replaced the door switch.  Still not working.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 17, 2007, 06:56:51 PM
Hi,

Do you have a breaker box or fuse box in the house?
If you have a fuse box be sure that both fuses for the dryer are good.

Did you use a meter to check for 240 volts at the dryer?

The thermo fuse you should check on this model dryer will look like the smaller one in the photo.

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You will have to lift the top of the dryer to see it. You will find it behind the back of the drum located on the side of the heater.

Is this the one you already had checked at the hardware store?
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 17, 2007, 08:52:32 PM
No, I did see that, but I thought it had something to do with the element, so I didn't take it with me.  I do have a breaker box in the house, but it never tripped the breaker, but I did turn it off and back on with no results.  I don't have an ohm meter, but I think my son does, I will get him to check the breaker.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 17, 2007, 09:04:23 PM
I would almost bet that the little thermo fuse on the side of the heating element is open.

If the dryer gets to hot it opens up that thermo fuse killing the dryer.
If you find that is the trouble you will want to check your dryer vent and replace they cycling thermostat too.

The thermostat kit in the photo above is the correct kit for your model dryer if you do need one.

It includeds the cycling thermostat and two thermo fuses.
One thermo fuse I believe is used on the gas models and the other on the electric model. There should be a sheet of paper in the kit that tells you what one is for the gas model and what one is for the electric model.



Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 18, 2007, 08:45:25 AM
Where is the cycling thermostat located on the dryer?
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 18, 2007, 08:59:45 AM

After taking a second look at thermo fuse kit, it does not look like that is the cycling thermostat that is included.

The cycling thermostat can be found on the front of the blower.

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Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 18, 2007, 09:22:18 AM
I think that is one of the ones I took to the hardware store yesterday.  It was located behind the front panel of the dryer down at the bottom.  It checked out okay according to their meter.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 18, 2007, 09:33:26 AM
The cycling thermostat opens and closes at a fixed temperature.

The temp is marked on the cycling thermostat. The correct way to check the cycling thermostat is to use a volt meter and a digital thermometer.

You would watch for the cycling thermostat to open and close on the volt meter at or around the temp that is stamped on the thermostat.

The thermo fuse you can easily check with just a ohm meter. If the dryer got to hot the thermo fuse will open up just like any other fuse.

The thermo fuse does not reset after it cools down and would need to be replaced if it checks open.


Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 18, 2007, 09:37:25 AM
The cycling thermostat checked out okay.  The checked it against a new one in the package.  I did see the little meter react differently when it was checked two different ways.  I will take the thermo fuse in and get one.  Thanks for all your help.  I'll let you know what happens.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 18, 2007, 09:40:17 AM
Sounds great,   O0
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 18, 2007, 04:39:42 PM
Its fixed!!!!!   Thank you sooooooo much.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 18, 2007, 04:43:32 PM
 :D  I don't know how to work this site.  Did not mean to leave negative feedback.  Quite to the contrary!!!  Sorry.  I don't know how to remove it either.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 18, 2007, 05:05:40 PM
Its fixed!!!!!   Thank you sooooooo much.

That's great!
Was it the thermo fuse located back on the heater that was bad?

Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: dwatts on November 19, 2007, 06:29:44 AM
Yes it was.  I almost didn't find it on the dryer.  It is so small!  But I had to purchase a "kit" that had several different things in it, so I replaced the thermostat on the element as well.  Also I removed that pesky buzzer!  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Maytag dryer, can't figure it out!!
Post by: AJ on November 19, 2007, 07:16:45 AM
Good job..  O0