Dryer Heater Problem
Model Number: PYE2000AYW Brand:
More than 10 years
I am having trouble with a Maytag PYE2000AYW front loading dryer. The dryer no longer dries.
I fixed the switches on the door so that I could see what was happening in the dryer with the door open while it is running. The heating element glows red when the dryer is started and then goes off after just a few seconds. The inner "tumbler" rotates without a problem.
There is also a loud sound as the tumbler rotates. It sounds kind of like an unbalanced washing machine. The sound could be completely unrelated to the heater element problem.
Any ideas on what I should do first? Should I start with the heating element or some other part in the dryer?
Thanks for any assistance!