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Chas, Home Appliance Technician
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Why wont my dryer start It showed no sign of trouble -- It

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Why won't my dryer start? It showed no sign of trouble -- It didn't blow the fuse at the house, but it won't start as usual. Is there another switch or something on the dryer itself that could be tripped? Could the dial itself be messed up? It is a maytag performa.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Maytag Performa PYE2200AYW
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.

The thermal fuse located near the heater is bad and you will need to replace it. it is part number LA-1053, You can order this part at the following locations online..., or, or All 3 of these places are a good place to order your parts because of thier liberal return policy....


Part 3344


it is item 5 in the diagram


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Would this thermal fuse explain why the whole dryer won't start?
Where is the heater that is indicated in the schematic drawing?
Expert:  Chas replied 7 years ago.
when you lift the top of the dryer the heating element is on the back wall, you will need a putty knife to release the clips from the front of the dryer, and yes it will not start if the thermal fuse is bad...