dryer stopped running, hot smell, would not restart

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Jill From Hadley, PA

Feb 17, 2009

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I first made sure there was power to dryer. It was ok so I unpluged the dryer from the socket and afer researching on line I was sure it was the thermal fuse. I check continuity on the fuse and it did not have continuity. So I installed a new fuse and high temp thermostat (they come together)
Just lift top of dryer up and back. In the left rear corner is the heating element. On top of the element is the thermostat. On the right side is the fuse it is a round disc with two white wires attached. The thermostat and heating element need to be removed to install fuse (one screw each and lift out of the way ) . Need to check for blocked lint or like I had the white plastic hose had a kink and need replaced with metal lint hose.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lint Filter (Now subbed to Lint Filter)

Part Number: PS2047808

In Stock

High Limit Kit (Now subbed to High Limit Kit)

Part Number: PS2162282

In Stock