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Offline CindynMatt

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My Maytag Performance Dryer model number PYET244AYW
« on: February 08, 2016, 07:57:04 PM »

The dryer runs and turns just don't heat up.... We have a GE dryer idk what kind but can I use the heating element from it? The GE doesn't turn on at all.
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Offline CindynMatt

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Re: My Maytag Performance Dryer model number PYET244AYW
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 08:32:34 PM »
Can anyone help me?  Do you need to know type of GE dryer? I can go outside and look.  I don't know much about dryers. Do I need to go buy a Maytag Element or will the GE one work?
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Re: My Maytag Performance Dryer model number PYET244AYW
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 08:01:00 AM »
No, they are model specific. Why would you want to risk or chance of a fire. Use the right part for your Dryer. Check the thermostats at the back inside of Dryer under the lid. Use a Multimeter and check for continuity of all fuses and heating element but make sure the Dryer is Unplugged from the wall outlet! Let us know what you find.

Offline CindynMatt

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Re: My Maytag Performance Dryer model number PYET244AYW
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 02:42:40 AM »
I replaced the old heating element with a new one, model specific, but the dryer is still not heating up. What should I do now?
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Offline manden

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Re: My Maytag Performance Dryer model number PYET244AYW
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 03:53:08 AM »
Check the power.
The heating element requires the full 240 volts.
There is no use pulling the unit apart, then pulling your hair out trying to find a bad part if it is bad power.

Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times. Sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
Check the voltage at the wall receptacle
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!