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Randy 43
Randy 43, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  20 yrs experience 18 in home,gas license , refrigeration expert
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i have a maytag dryer the performa. i have power but the dryer

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i have a maytag dryer the performa. i have power but the dryer doesnot turn on the light doesnt work nothing works i was drying clothes and it just shut off could it be the timer

Randy 43 :

can you give me the model number please?its around the door

Customer:

pye3300ayw

Randy 43 :

try the thermal fuse,its by the heater ,the small one on the side ,not the big one on top ..take the 2 white wires off and join together,see if it starts? if so you need this kit and the vent checked out..the thermal fuse is the smaller thermosat yellow or pink depending on what you have ?gas or electric..but itll only have either the pink or the yellow

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Customer:

is that the one on top by the heating element or down by the blower

Randy 43 :

its by the heater,there are 2 by the heater..the blue one and the small one down the side..its the small one you wanna bypass to check

Customer:

tight spot

Randy 43 :

yep

Randy 43 :

you can just pull wires off and join together ,dont take thermostat out yet

Customer:

that is what it is it works

Randy 43 :

replace that kit,and just keep track of how that thermostat mounts ,there is one screw that holds it all in place..it is tight like you say..good luck

Customer:

okay thank-you my wife will be very happy and so will my wallet

Randy 43 :

no problem

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