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Maytag performa runs no heat how do I access the heating element?

The drum spins and blows air but there is no heat

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Well if it runs then the fuse is ok so what you need to do is pop the top and check the high limit thermostst and heating element located at the rear of the machine. The top on most of these machines comes up easilty if you use a putty knife or five in one. Be sure to disconect the power source. maytag performa runs no heat how do I access the h - a12fee1.jpg

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