Clothes overheating, ruining elastic and cloth

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Walter From Griffin, GA

Oct 11, 2012

First: Which of two thermostats is it? The high-temp thermostat serves an emergency purpose: if all else fails. The cycling thermostat takes care of the clothes. So I selected the cycling thermostat. Second: Remove two screws and lift the front panel forward, up to 45 degrees and off. Third: this thermostat is in the center, near the bottom, in the blower casing. Remove the shield in front of the blower. The thermostat is right there, with easy access. Fourth: Leaving wires on old thermostat, two screws remove the thermostat. Screw on new one. Shift wires one at a time from old to new, to keep them untangled.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi-Temperature Cycling Thermostat - 4 Terminals (Now subbed to THRMST-FIX)

Part Number: PS344512

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