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my 9 year old Maytag electric dryer had just begun to dry a

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my 9 year old Maytag electric dryer had just begun to dry a load of sheets. I set the timer for 70 minutes. After running for about 5 minutes, the dryer shut itself off. And there is this burned hair smell... Any ideas on how to get it running again?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
if you open the door there will be a tag with the full model # XXXXX you check it? also is this completely dead? wont start at all?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Full model number is XXXXX


does not start at all. Did not check circuit breaker because the washer next to it is running just fine.

Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
does this start at all? the dryer is on a diffirent breaker its 220 volts and is the big plug, check your breakers before going futher. thanks Bryan

Edited by A-1 Speedy Appliance on 4/4/2010 at 3:53 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
checked circuit breaker. it was not tripped. double checked it anyway. dryer does not start.
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.

ok your thermal fuse is bad, it is the pink dotted one in this set, these come in a set and you use two out of the three depending on if its gas or electric , yours is electric so you will replace the pink one and the blue one, it comes with instructions and you can order these @ thanks Bryan,

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