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Old 09-11-2010, 09:01 PM
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Model Number: PYET244AYW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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dryer quit working in middle of cycle now wont restart.has power and hit reset button,nothing. now what ?


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Old 09-12-2010, 03:42 AM
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I do not know what you mean by the "reset button", I did not know that this unit had one.

Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times, sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
If this does nothing, check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!

Also on a high probability is the thermal fuse, Item 5 in Section 4.
Unplug the unit, disconnect one side of it and measure it with a meter should be 0 ohms.

If it is blown you have to find out what caused it to go.
Note: that sometimes they do just blow on their own but changing it without checking other things is a gamble.

Check the heating coil.
Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 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.

If the above is OK then you will also have to replace the hi-limit as it should have regulated the temperature so the fuse did not blow.

You still have to find out why it blew.
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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thank you ,guess ill be busy today
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Default Motor check maytag dryer Pyet244ayw

I got this dryer a maytag Pyet244ayw from a neighbor , he says it stopped working in mid cycle . It has not power cord but i did a few checks on thermostats and they check good . He says its the Motor. I removed it but before spending money on new one How do i check it to make sure it is motor?? Thanks for help
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The following may help
http://www.applianceaid.com/wp-motors.html

You could hook it up to a line cord and try it.
Wiring diagram in the parts shows connections 1 to 2 (purple to white wires)
I would try using resistance to check the windings first.
1 to 2 should measure a couple ohms.

I am assuming that you checked the thermostat (Fuse) (Item 5 in Section 4).
This is the only one that will effect the motor.
Also that you disconnected one side of it when measuring it as this prevents you from reading an alternate/parallel circuit path.
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