Broken drive belt
Henry W. • Montpelier, VT • August 22, 2014
Appliance: Maytag Dryer-Ele PYE2300AYW
My Repair & Advice
Replacing the belt was easy. I ordered the part Sunday night, and it arrived early afternoon Tuesday, with standard shipping! Amazing! But after replacing the dryer belt I did a test run of the dryer and it died after a few minutes. The thermal fuse had blown. Apparently the dryer vent to the outside was nearly completely plugged, had not been cleaned in years, was about 8 feet long and had some corners so cleaning it was a bear, used a plumber's snake. This was the hardest part of the repair. Meanwhile on Tuesday evening I ordered a thermal fuse/thermal limiter kit and it arrived the next day! Standard shipping! Amazing! Replacing the thermal fuse was tricky and to do so I removed the heating element. Alternatively I probably could have removed the back panel. Now the dryer is working fine. Thank you AppliancePartsPros!