dryer over heats no matter what heat range selected very, very hot.
Answer Hi Dan, check for a restricted vent. The vent gets clogged or restricted with lint and will not let air flow causing the dryer to get hotter. If this continues long enough you will eventually trip a thermal fuse which will kill the power to the element and you will have no heat. Here's a link about dryer issues. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
THE MOTOR TURN ON THE TIMER WORK,BUT IS NO HEAT WELL WEN I OPEN THE DOOR AND PRESS THE SWITH AND TURN ON THE DRUM TURN W/THE TOP LID OPEN AND I SEE THE HEATER TURN ON IS HOT ,BUT WEN I CLOSE THE DOOR TURN OFF,W/ THE SWITH IN MY HAND I PRESS THE SWITH W/THE DOOR OPEN THE HEADER TURN ON WEN CLOSE TUR OFF,MOTOR WORK,WHAT THE PROLEN
Answer Rogelio, Try this. disconnect the exhaust vent pipe from the back of the dryer, make sure the lint filter is clean, and dry a small load of laundry. If the dryer workd properly, it indicates an issue in the exhaust vent system, and you'll need to check and clean the pipes and hood. Good Luck and Thanks
Hi. Roger again, I ready replaced the swicth. I take the switch in my hand and press and then turn the dryer w/the door open. I see the heat element turn on but when I close the door turn off what you think is the problen? Maybe the safety thermostat or hi-limit thermostat or control thermostat ? Thank You.
Answer HI Roger. Not sure of the original Issue. If the dryer is not running and the heater is on with the door open/doors switch presses in with the timer on i a heat mode, then your motor centrifugal switch is bad as it is stuck closed and allowing the heater voltage undesired. You really need to un plug the unit and replace the motor part # W10410996. This is caused by the total vent system is clogged and kinked. Peek at the vent with the unit in the normal position. You only need enough vent to pull the unit out and it still be hooked up. Replace it with rigid flex metal vent and clean the outside vent cap/hood 4-5x per/yr.. It needs to open and close normally as the cap is free. Clean all the lint and make sure the vent system is not sagging and is on a decline -horizontal run towards outside. Thank You.
The heating element with the part number ap4242494 looks exactly like the one in my dryer. Could you advise me if it will work?
Answer Hello Dominick! The heater element part number LA-1044 is the factory replacement element used on your Maytag dryer model PYE2300AYW. Thanks!
There seems to be an electrical burn smell coming from the dryer. I opened it up and vacuumed out as much lint as I could. I examined the element and appears to have a couple of black spots but isn't too bad. I can see the element heating up and the dryer runs. There still seems to be a slight burning smell. Do you think the element is bad?
Answer Hi Chris. If you still smell the burn then it is because, # 1- the element has overheated for too long and is lazy under heat conditions (expansion). It is part # LA-1044. Then # 2- the vent system is clogged and is backing up. Clean all of it and get the outside vent cap to open and close properly so it will breath properly and not take as long to dry the clothes. There are still 15,000 dryer fires/yr.and this can become a issue if left without repair. Thank You.