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Default Maytag Performa dryer not running
Model Number: pyet344ayw   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello

Today while doing a load of laundry the dryer quit. The wife says it smelled like something was burning and the clothes do have an electrical burnt smell to them.

I currently have the dryer torn completely apart tying to locate why it wont run. The first thing I checked is the door switch, it works as normal. I then checked the timer and it seems to be working as needed as well. Using the diagram in the timer housing I have followed the circuits (I'm an industrial maintenance technician) and it appears I have power everywhere where needed but the motor wont run and therefore the heaters don't turn on either. I finally located the thermal fuse and it checks good as well. The heater element ohms out to about 11.5-11.6 ohms which also should be good from what I've read.

When I test the motor plug I'm getting 120v on the purple wire when the start button is pushed and also 120v on the orange when its released. If I was at work I'd change the motor, but since I have to buy one at $140ish I wanted another opinion before spending the money. Is there anything else I should check before buying a motor? It spins freely (which I know doesn't mean much) and ohms at 1.7 ohms between the windings.

Thanks,
Paul

Maytag PYET344AYW


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