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Thermal limiter maytag bravos dryer

I have a maytag bravos dryer, how do I know if the thermal limiter needs to be replaced?

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A thermal limiter is a safety switch designed to keep a dryer from overheating, by either shutting off the heating element or the dryer itself if activated. They don't normally need replacing (unless you know your dryer overheated and activated it). If you have no heat in your dryer, chances are you have a bad heating element--the most common dryer problem

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