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MAYTAG MODEL MDE3500AYW not heating up. I have replaced the

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MAYTAG MODEL MDE3500AYW not heating up. I have replaced the heating element and the hi-temp thermostat but dryer still doesn't heat up. Help?
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Can you give me a minute to look the model number up please.
Thanks Henry, when you say the high temp stat do you mean the small part on the side of the tube where the heater is located?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes, it is mounted with 2 screws on the outside of the heat element tube.

Ok Henry, Your likely problem is the thermal fuse, This is mounted to the blower housing and looks like this.


Pull the wires off the thermal fuse then tape the terminals together, Plug the machine back in then start it on a 30 minute timed cycle, if as I suspect the unit heats then the thermal fuse will need to be replaced.

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