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I recently replaced the thermal fuse and high limit thermostat. After the replacement, the dryer was running very hot. My

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Old 07-09-2009, 07:27 PM
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Model Number: PYE2300AYW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I recently replaced the thermal fuse and high limit thermostat. After the replacement, the dryer was running very hot. My new thermal fuse quit working. Today I replaced both again along with the thermostat (31001088) but it is running very hot in all modes. If I don't repair this, I expect the thermal fuse to go out again soon. What is my next step?


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Old 07-09-2009, 07:35 PM
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The most likely problem is an airflow problem such as the vent is stopped up or the blower is not working.

On Maytag it is very common for the blower to strip out and not move much air. Most of the time when this happens it will be very noisy. Clothes Dryer Repair Guide
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:49 AM
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Thank you. I am not experiencing any excessive noise and I am getting plenty of exhaust at the outside vent. The dryer is very hot on all modes, even air fluff. Any other suggestions? Thanks again
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If it is hot on air fluff the heating element may be grounded out causing it to heat constantly possibly even on air-fluff. To check this disconnect power, and then unplug the wires going to the element. Then using an ohmmeter check to see if there is continuity between the terminals and the metal heater-can. If so the element is bad. If you do not have an ohmmeter sometimes you can visually see the heater coils touching the heater-can. Let us know what you find.
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Thank you, the element did ohm. I was able to place the coils back into place. At first test on fluff the heat did not come on. I think we are on track now. Will let you know if not. Thanks again.
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I recommend replacing the element but as long as it is working you might be ok. The worst thing that would happen is that it will shorten the life of the element but if I were working on it I would replace the element.
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