Model #PYET244AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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Dryer is overheating regardless of temp setting PYET244AYW Maytag Maytag laundry

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more then happy to assist you. All dryers will over heat if maintained properly. The overheating issue sounds like there a blockage that the air can't get out. So it stays in and heats everything up. Make sure lint screen is cleaned after every load,yes even if is not full, and make sure there isn't any cloths or dirt around the back or sides. Also make sere the suggest vent is free and clear. Hope this information has help you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can Click Here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Any further questions or concerns. You will have to post a new question because at this time I can not reply to any comments. Again, Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
June 17, 2014
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Dryer won't start PYET244AYW Maytag Maytag laundry

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Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
 I am sorry and do understand your frustration when your dryer isn't doing its job.

Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your model number PYET244AYW.
 
First thing I like to ask you to do is open the door and shut it a little harder than normal.   See if the dryer runs and making a better connection.   Most often is the time when it is the lid switch that goes bad.  If you need to change your lid switch would also advise  you to change your door catch also to assure you keep that solid connection with the door staying all the way closed.  
 
Providing the dryer plug is good and plugged in.  The door switch is activated when the dryer door is closed securely.    You can check the switch with an OHM meter or continuity checker.   If open bad and closed it is good. 
 
Next,  from your heater is a thermal fuse that affects the heating and the start/running of the dryer.   It too can be checked with an OHM meter.
 
Providing those are good, the  next thing on the list to check is the belt.   Sometimes when a belt breaks the tension pullye arm it trips the motor switch and therefore shut the power down and won't start.
 
Last thing to check because most expensive is the timer itself.  Most of the percentage time it is the door switch or the fuse.   Just wanted to give you a list of items that it can be though.   Wish you luck.  
 
I will leave a link below for the door switch, the door catch, and thermal fuse.   If though it is another problem then please let me know and will look further.   Always glad to help out.
 
 
 
 
 
 If you have further questions please let me know.
Thanks for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
 

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
September 04, 2013
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My dryer won't start.

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Electrical checks can be confusing without some direction. The expert will review and respond but if you decide to schedule a technician visit, I attached the link to Sears Home Services below. I hope this link helps if needed.

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Barbara H. -
April 21, 2012
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if it was just a themostat it would still start and run just not heat. if it is doing nothing at all of course check electrical outlet and if you total 240 volts there it could be the start switch or the motor has gone bad.

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Shon -
April 21, 2012
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I checked and I have 240V at the outlet. Does the thermostat do more than one thing? Why does it have 4 terminals? Could it also have it's own trip?

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Mark -
April 21, 2012
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not that I recall it just tells the element to come on or off do to temerture. I was thinking that the clog you had on the fan may have caused the motor to short out. you can check that with the multi meter if you knew the right reading they should have I don't remember them but they should be out there somewhere.

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Shon -
April 21, 2012
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Since the blower wheel wasn't turning then there was no air flow and this will cause the Thermal Fuse to fail. The thermal fuse is located on the side of the heater box. I'd suggest you start by checking the fuse for an open circuit if a meter is available. The fuse comes in a kit with the other thermostats and can be obtained from the following link: Maytag Model PYET244AYW Thermal Fuse Kit . I hope this helps. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2012
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I checked those thermal fuses, and they both registered 0 ohms, which I heard means they're ok. I also heard that the small terminals (see photo above) on the thermostat should read 4 k-Ohms, but mine reads 39.5 k-Ohms. And I'm wondering how to check the motor out? It spins freely.

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Mark -
April 22, 2012
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Remember to unplug the dryer first. The image below may help you with this project. The heating and motor circuits are outlined. The reading on the small wires on the thermostat is hight and may indicate a failure but that would not prevent the dryer from heating. If the thermostats are okay then the heat switch or timer may be at fault. The motor diagram shows the motor switch. This switch must close when the motor is running to enable heat. This is difficult to check and it is not usually at fault. If the motor is running then it is most likely okay. Let me know how it goes.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 23, 2012
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It ended up being the thermal fuse. The next time I measured it with no wires on it and instead of 0 ohms, it measured infinity. Changing that and the blower wheel fixed the dryer. Thanks Fred M.

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Mark -
April 29, 2012
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Great job.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 30, 2012
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