Dryer would not start. Light for dryer would not burn.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Robert From Oak Hill, OH

Nov 27, 2007

16 out of 18 people found this instruction helpful

Turn the power off to the dryer. Pushed the two retaining clips that held the top of the dryer to the dryer sides. One on each side of the front. Table knife works really well to do this. Lift the top of the dryer up all the way. You will see the heating elements in the rear center of the dryer. There will be one screw holding the heating elements in place. Once you remove the wires from the heating element and remove the screw the heating element will lift out. Remove the heating elements and set down somewhere they will not get damaged. On the side the screw came out of there will be the heat fuse (as Maytag calls it). Remove the retainer by picking straight up on the retainer and the fuse will come out with the retainer. Remove the wires and replace the fuse and reinstall in reverse order.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 53-1182 (Now subbed to Thermal Fuse)

Part Number: PS2047886

In Stock