Drier got hot and quit. Sparks were flying.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Michael From Zillah, WA

Dec 15, 2009

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Opened the top of the drier using a putty knife. It is held in by friction on a couple of posts in the front.

First time I just replaced the fuse right above the heat element. The dryer ran for 10 minutes and quit again.

Then looked around for something blocking the airway. Took two screws off the inside of the top of the front of the dryer and pried the front off. Found a bunch of lint (a couple of handfuls) partly blocking the airway to the blower. Cleaned it out thoroughly. Also cleaned out the vent tube from the dryer to the outside of the house. But the main problem was in the dryer itself.

After ordering the part I replaced both of the fuse parts in the high limit kit. Fairly easy and accessible from the top of the dryer with the top propped up.

Plugged it back in and works great.

Very important to find the reason for the high limit fuse blowing. There is most likely a blockage of airflow somewhere.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

High Limit Kit

Part Number: PS2162282

In Stock