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Old 11-16-2012, 02:28 AM
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Here are your parts, includes a wiring diagram.
Parts for Maytag PYE2300AYW Dryer - AppliancePartsPros.com

Did you check that Neutral to L1 has 120 volts?
This is what runs the motor.

At the top on my list would be the thermal fuse (item 5 in the 05-Heater Parts section)
If you click on a parts picture a new page will open with more info on that part. This may be helpful to you.

Note: If you put the unit mid cycle timed dry and the timer advances then the thermal fuse is OK so then check the door switch and the timer contacts and finally the motor windings.

If the thermal fuse is blown you have to find out why it blew.
Check the heating coil.
Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 10 to 12 ohms.
Then check from each side of the coil to the case/frame, both should be infinite ohms (open). If not the coil may have sagged or broken and is touching the case. This can cause it to run on high and the thermostats cannot regulate it so the thermal cut-off blows.

The hi-limit should have regulated the temperature so the fuse did not blow, that is why there is a new one with the thermal cut-off..
Note: That unless there is another problem in the unit the hi-limit should never have to open. It is just a safety device with the fuse being a backup safety device.

Just in case it is not a grounded element.
With all the below the high limit will also have to be replaced.
Check that the belt is OK.
Check the seals (drum etc) in the unit. The air is pulled over the heating coils, through the drum and pushed out the exhaust. So any large seal leak will pull in room air and the cycling thermostat on the blower will run the unit hot.
Check that the lint filter is not coated with fabric softener residue which greatly reduces air flow.
Check/clean your vent system.
Check/clean the blower wheel.

If all OK you may want to replace the cycling thermostat as it's contacts may not be opening (welded shut)
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