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    Default Maytag gas dryer stop tumbling

    Maytag performa gas dryer
    model pyg3360aww

    My dryer stop working 2 days ago and I decided to fix it myself.

    The dryer still heats and makes a buzzing noise when I pressed down the knob to start. But the tumbling does not start. Nothing happens when I stop pressing the knob.

    I turned off the gas and unplug. Open the dryer and check the belt, it is still intact. Plug the dryer back in and tried to turn it on again. It buzz and I can also smell burning metal. I don't know if this is coming from the motor or the igniter because I have the gas off.

    What should I check next?

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    So I decided to take out the drum and found humming noise is coming from the motor. But the motor does not spin. Does anyone know where the capacitor is located?

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know where the capacitor is located?
    Doesn't have one.

    Make sure nothing is caught in the fan blower wheel....if ok the motor is the suspect then....

    Maytag gas dryer stop tumbling-drive-motor-w10410996-00991691-jpg LINK> Drive motor assembly

    jeff.
    Last edited by jeff1; 04-13-2016 at 09:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimyself View Post
    The dryer still heats and makes a buzzing noise when I pressed down the knob to start. But the tumbling does not start.
    If it still heats without motor running, then the motor switch or motor centrifugal switch mechanism is faulty. Either way, you must replace the motor.

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    Today I cleaned out the blower fan. I hoped it was just something stuck in there. I tried to start it again and saw smoke coming out of the motor holding the knob down for about 5 second.

    I also tried spinning the motor to see if it will run, it did not.

    Is there anything else that can cause this problem? The timer switch maybe? If it's 100% the motor then guess I'll have to buy a new motor.
    Last edited by Dimyself; 10-02-2014 at 01:26 PM.

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    Motor certainly sounds sour

    If it's 100% the motor then guess I'll have to buy a new motor.
    That would be a good idea.

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    Bumping as it seems apt...

    I have the exact same model gas dryer and it appears to be having similar problems. It starts up and will warm up and run for maybe 5 or 10 minutes before it shuts off. I checked the heat sensor, the thermal fuse and the high limit fuse with my multimeter and they all look like they are working fine. I made sure there was no lint buildup in the lint trap and in the blower and in the exhaust line.

    Couple of other things...

    First the inside light is not working and it appears to be burned out. I'll run to the store tonight to pick up a new one but that should not have any effect on the machine while it is running. I checked the switch on the door with the multimeter and it appears to be fine.

    Second (and this is a big one) I think one of the bearings for the drive motor is wearing out. About 2 months ago it was squealing pretty hard so I took everything apart and sprayed it liberally with a silicone lubricant. It seemed to work fine but lately it's been starting to whine again. I **REALLY** don't want to replace a perfectly good motor for something as simple as a bearing but I have not found any info on replacing the bearing only.

    So...anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi,

    It starts up and will warm up and run for maybe 5 or 10 minutes before it shuts off.
    The whole dryer is shutting off/down? Does it need time to cool before it will run again or can you start it back up right away?

    The motor does not come apart, there are no individual parts for the motor, it only comes complete...

    Maytag gas dryer stop tumbling-drive-motor-w10410996-00991691-jpg LINK> Dryer drum drive motor assembly

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    It shuts off but I guess I haven't tried to restart it. My line of thinking is somewhere there is a safety switch that is causing it to shut down and it's probably a bad idea to try to keep it going.

    One more thing...one the blower cover there is a 53-2754 thermostat that I somehow missed when I was checking all the other stuff the other day. It has a total of 4 wires attached to the prongs.

    Maytag gas dryer stop tumbling-thermostat-jpg

    I tested it with the multimeter and the 2 outside prongs were fine but the 2 smaller inside prongs were at infinity on the meter. Could this be the problem? If my line of thinking is correct this thermostat might not be registering that the fan is working so the dryer is thinking it is overheating and shutting down as a precautionary measure. I'm just curious why the 2 outside prongs are fine but the inside ones aren't.

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    LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/how-drye...stats-work.php
    LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/how-mult...stats-work.php

    It shuts off but I guess I haven't tried to restart it. My line of thinking is somewhere there is a safety switch that is causing it to shut down
    Trying to start it is the test...can't restart until it has cooling down time is the motor shutting off on it's built in safety/thermal switch....if the motor can run right away it is often something else shutting it down.

    One more thing...one the blower cover there is a 53-2754 thermostat that I somehow missed when I was checking all the other stuff the other day
    Operating thermostat, this shuts the heat on and off during the drying process.
    Smaller terminals is a heater inside, if the heater is powered the thermostat will open quicker giving lower heats. Small heater can be 1000-5000 ohms....need to use a higher scale on the meter to test.

    jeff.
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