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Dryer - Maytag Performa


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#1 xartor

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:22 AM

My dryer stop working suddenly. I opened it up and it was full of lint. I did clean it up. However, still does not work. The only difference is that now the timer it does move to off position on a period of time. When I opened the door the ligh does not power up.

How do I check if the motor is working?
I can turn the motor blower wheel by hand, therefore it is not stuck. Also I did check the power I do have power entering the dryer.

Maytag Performa
Model Number: PYE4500AZW
Serial Number: 11527100CJ
It is electrical 240V

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#2 ApplianceTerminator

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:01 PM

Pretend your dryer is like a car and I said a chevy...... Thats great  but we need a model #   ... There are lots of Maytags and lots of Chevy's  .....  is it a malibu   even a Corvette............ Is it gas    ... Is it 220v     we need to know  .... The more ya tell me the more I tell You ..............and be alot more specific with whats wrong    

#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:05 AM

Ah, sneaky: xartor went back and edited his post to add the information that the Terminator requested but he also unchecked the box that said said, "include 'edited by' line." This is an example of poor forum etiquette because it makes the Terminator look silly for requesting information that, at first glance, you seem to have provided. However, since I get the daily digests, I read your original, unedited post and saw that you did, indeed, omit the information that the Terminator asked for.

Bottom line: if you're going to edit your posts, leave the edited line in there and, ideally, include a line that explains why you edited it, e.g., "added model number information as requested."

As for your dryer, make sure you still have power at the outlet. If so, then install a new thermal fuse kit.



#4 xartor

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:21 AM

Sorry, I did not mean to cause any confusion by editing my first message. I though it will be better to save space, however I did not realize that I was breaking the rules of the forum. I must apologize to the terminator for my editing, sorry about that.

I did check my outlet and they are fine. I do get the right voltage. Just before I order a thermal fuse kit. Can you tell me how I can test it. Because I tested with continuity tester and it is fine.



#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:39 AM

What component, ezzacly, did you test and how did you test it?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:32 AM

The thermostat the one right beside the heating elements. I check for continuity with my multimeter. Also the one which is near the motor.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:35 AM

Ah, but have you checked the thermal fuse? It's the one that connects to the door switch via the black wire. If it's open, replace it and the operating thermostat-- see the parts kit I linked you to previously.

edit: added link to wiring diagram




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