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Maytag neptune dryer putting out no heat

I noiticed a post you had put out back in april to someone with a similar problem.  This dryer was purchased in 05 and is out of warranty, but still relatively new, so I'd really like to keep the cost down and do it myself.  If you could help, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks DB

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  • DougB3 Nov 19, 2008

    It's electric.  I think I found the problem though.  I ordered a fuse and thermostat and replaced the fuse and it seems to have solved the problem.  I still have the thermostat but didn't install it.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    all seems to working fine with my electric dryer, but it just throws no heat, what should I do?

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Is this dryer gas or electric? Joe

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