July 15th, 2006, 03:11 PM
Maytag Performa Dryer Won't start
First, I want to tell you how greatful I am for this site. I googled and come across TONS of troubleshooting, but nothing really helped. The dryer problem started about a month ago. Sometimes after a load or two, it wouldn't start, so we just let it cool down and it worked fine. Now it hums when trying to start. Hubby took it apart, cleaned everything, etc. He told me that if the start button is pressed in and he turns the drum by hand,it'll start. Please give advice on what else to check. I would appreciate it!!
July 15th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Sounds like you have a bad motor, either bearings or the start windings are bad...suspect you would need to replace this motor...
July 15th, 2006, 05:16 PM
OK, hubby "turned it' with his hands and I pressed start at the same time. It worked for about 2 minutes, then stopped. But.........get this. The timer moved from 80 minutes to around 40, which is the time it took between to hear the "click" again. Does this seam normal? Is there any way to check the motor to see if it's bad? I know he turned it with his hand and he said it was an easy turn (if that was the motor)
July 15th, 2006, 09:35 PM
You have a bad motor.I would say 7 out of every 10 Maytag Performa's I get in my shop have bad motors.
July 15th, 2006, 09:51 PM
If we do it ourselves, how much does the part itself run? Is it pretty easy to change it yourself if you're pretty handy????
July 15th, 2006, 10:10 PM
If your pretty handy its not hard to do.The hardest thing will probaly be getting the belt back on the idler pully. Before you invest $125+ I would price some new dryers(or used). The Maytag Performa is actually a norge style dryer.Now days just because it says Maytag dosen't mean it wasn't designed by someone else like Norge or Admirial.
July 17th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Hubby took the front off and a few other things. Do you have to take the drum out to get to the motor??? If not, can you send a diagram to show us how to get to the motor?? Thanks!!
July 17th, 2006, 05:19 PM
This should help you with taking the dryer apart...
July 17th, 2006, 06:50 PM
The links don't appear to work. This is a dumb?? but does the drum need to come out????????????????????
July 17th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Yes, the drum and front shroud have to come off.There is two screws holding the motor plate.Remove these screws and the motor, blower, and idler pully will come out as an assembly.
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