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You rock! Your previous answer worked for my problem too! It was the thermal fuse. I proved it out by jumping it out and voila! I am off to get a new one. Keep up the good work!

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Why maytag bravos keeps blowing thermal-fuse

Lots of videos here about that problem.
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Which thermal fuse. The one on the heater or the one on the lint filter housing? If it was the one on the heater did you replace the thermostat too.
Is the dryer vent blocked, has too many elbows, or too long or otherwise restricted, or is the dryer overloaded.

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the thermal fuse is on the back of the dryer and has two wires connected to it, easiest way to tell is to disconnect fuse tape wires together and start dryer, if it works then the fuse is the problem. You will need to disconnect the wires as it is a safety feature and if ran with it bypassed it will start a fire. Remember SAFETY First unplug dryer before working on it, Good Luck Tim:

This website has other causes for dryer not to start

Nov 29, 2010 | Maytag HYE3658AY Electric Dryer

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I have a maytag atlantis dryer and it will not start. I checked the front safety switch and it is working. Light that says damp comes on but does not start

The 304473 thermal fuse has blown. It is located down on the left side of your heater. For a quick check of this you can with the dryer unplugged jump the two wires together making sure they don't touch any metal and plug back in and try to start. 5.00 part.

Jan 28, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer won't run

thermal fused are one time fuses / maytag want's you to correct the problem that causes this . so dryer is safe. hi heat caused it to fail . so either the fan is not going or there is a restriction causing no air flow . try running the dryer off the vent if it works ok then clean the vent ,, hope this helped . pls leav feed back mm

Dec 14, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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My Dryer Maytag PYE2300AYW is dead

HI. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Concerning the Control Thermostat(53-2880). This is the main control thermostat. if it is covered in lint as you have sated, this will confirm thermostat failure. this has tripped the thermal fuse in this case, totally rendering the dryer inoperable at this time. you will need to replace the Control thermostat and thermal fuse as well. this will fix your unit.

The thermal fuse can be tested be using a basic voltage needle but, it is really not needed. the thermostat has failed. the over cover of lint has shorted the device(lint will create an arch that will ruin the device)

Once the thermostat failed, the heat will rise to a unacceptable rate and, this will trip the thermal fuse and kill the dryer. its a safety feature to prevent a fire in your home.

Jul 19, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag pye3200ayw will not start, jump out the thermal fuse and still wont work. Any suggestion

make sure you jumped out the thermal fuse with the white wires...... in series with the white wires on the door switch.... NOT THE ONE WITH THE RED WIRES...

Jul 13, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Performa Dryer will not start....

Hi West!

Yeah... I know what's happening. Pull all the tape and reconnect all those wires, OK? The problem lies in the thermal overload. It's located on the heater can and below the element terminals. See it down there? It has 2 white wires going to it. When this thing blows, it shuts the whole machine down.

Here's the thing, OK? This is a high limit thermal overload and when this thing trips off, it means that there's another problem... specifically an air flow/ventilation problem. So you can jump out the overload to verify my diagnosis, but don't leave it like that. Google: Dryer fires and check out the video about half way down.

So... yeah, you could jump it and make your dryer work... but you have another issue to deal with after that. Your vent is clogged. Call a chimney sweep or a duct cleaning service to get all that stuff outta there.

Seriously... when your ventilation is obstructed there is a very serious fire hazard present. Please clean your duct work.


May 19, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer Does Not Start

thermal fuse located on side of heating element

Jan 30, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not start - Thermal Fuse is ok.

Good to know, when the appliance does not start at all is always thermal fuse, wiring, door lock switch, or rarely the control assembly.

Have a nice day.

Jan 02, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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