Third round after replacing gas line dryer ran one month then heating element went bad replaced and it overheated these two components.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDG508DAWW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Jose From Ridgecrest, CA

Dec 27, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the top and opened the front cover had to use a 1/4 inch socket with a 5/16 and a short adapter to remove the sensors. The push on wire clips were very hard to remove so I used a pick to open them a little. Before replacing the wires I sqeezed them back to normal so they would not vibrate off. Not much space to work if you don't have the tools but it could be done by removing the gas tube and the heat tube but it will take more time. We have put perhaps 30 loads into the dryer this week and its working better than ever. The Thermostat limit switch was blown used a voltmeter to test for continuity. and I accidentally broke the ends of the high limit switch off while testing due to the tight clips. Maytag sure cant make them like they used to but glad I found a place to get the parts which are easy to replace and the instructions are great to figure out the problem.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

High Limit Thermal Fuse (Now subbed to High Limit Thermal Fuse)

Part Number: PS2041343

$6.19
In Stock

High Limit Thermostat (L255) (Now subbed to LIMIT THER)

Part Number: PS2044484

$29.59
In Stock