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Maytag Neptune. I've read your information. Wonderful by the way. Love Mr. Bean. Anyway, I cracked open my dryer to find one of the wires has melted away. It's located on the heating housing. It was at about the 7 o'clock position. It was a single terminal hub. It's opposite of the jumper wire. Does this wire lead to a fuse that I can replace? I'm going to replace the wire and see what happens.

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I'm not sure WHICH wire you're talking about, so its hard for me to assume in this situation. However, if your model number is correct, go to There are several wiring diagrams listed that you can use to assist you. If the wire is not melted too bad, note the color and/or any identifying marks on the insulation. Wires will melt if the current traveling through the wire exceeds the limit of the gage of wire used. This can be caused by a short circuit and/or a loose terminal where the wire is intermittently making contact (arcing). Definitely, not a normal situation. As a preliminary, if you replace the wire, make sure you use the proper gage. Also, double check all terminal leads in the circuit to ensure they are snug and making good contact. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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