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Old 03-08-2009, 06:13 PM
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Model Number: PYG2000AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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I have a Maytag Performa gas dryer with above model number and serial number 12854781UW that requires 3+ cycles to dry clothes. I have cleaned the vent and there is sufficient airflow through output vent. It feels as though the air feels cool or mildly warm if that. I have turned the dryer on while the door was still open to see if in fact the drum is rotating which is the case. I have checked the gas switch valve to make sure the valve is in the on direction. I am currently debating whether if it is worth it to repair this one or if I should just purchase a new dryer . Please help any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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Old 03-08-2009, 07:17 PM
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Just checked my dryer on a whim and it does get warm but not as hot as to dry the clothes in 1 cycle. The dryer used to do this on occasion before it did not provide enough heat. Could it be a build up of lint blocking the igniter or something?
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Take the dryer apart and clean the air ducts and the blower housing. Replace the gas valve coils.

- The part number for the coil kit is AP2150379

Here are the break down diagrams and the parts list for the Maytag dryer Model PYG2000AWW

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Thanks Gene! I'll give it try. I'll let you know the results.
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Gene,
I received the part today and was wondering how to gain access into the dryer to replace the part. Thanks!
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Thumbs up Thanks Gene for the help!!!!

Was able to find out how to access the part using another forum

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I replaced the coils and the dryer works just fine
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