- Model Number
- 6-10 years
My Maytag Performa PDET920AYW dryer stopped working several days ago. I had done several loads of laundry in it and opened the door to check to see if the load I had on was completely dry. It was still damp so I closed the door and pushed the timer knob back in to start the dryer up again and NOTHING. I checked the thermal fuse and door switch both were working. The dryer was recieving power and the breaker was not tripped. I decided that the timer was bad due to ruling out all other likely causes. Went to local repair shop and replaced the timer myself. I did my best to connect the wires back just the way they were by removing them one at a time from the failed timer and placing on the new timer. This was simple enough and I felt sure I had solved my problem. But when I plugged the dryer back into the power receptacle a spark shot out and the breaker immediately tripped. Could I have miswired the timer and that be the cause of the breaker immediately tripping? I am a complete novice at this but need to try to repair it myself due to funds being tight. I do not have a ohm meter but will purchase one tomorrow. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give me.