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Replacing heating element

I called Lowes because that is where we got it from. They shipped me some cube looking part which I really suspect is some sort of relay and not the heating element I asked for. Even if I do get the right part I can find no information on how to actually replace the heating element. Our last dryer was simple. It was so old it said "Fridgidare, a product of General Motors" on the front. This... seems a bit more complicated but still all I need to do is replace the heating element. What should it look like and where can I find information on how to actually replace it.

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The heating element is actually inside that steel tube.......I work for an Appliance Parts Company and there is not many differant types of heating elements.....the one that goes into that steel tube can be seen here http://appliancepartsonline.net/index.php?target=products&product_id=305

If you give me the model number and make of the unit, I can look it up for you to see which one is the right heating Element for your particular unit....
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Hi NoNicky. I do not own a Maytag, but did find information about it on a couple of sites I've used before for my Kenmore. I'll include an image that should be for your model (they list MDE7500AYQ and MDE7500AYW). There are also details on the steps needed to gain access to the dryer and a diagram of the heating subsystem. Kenneth P.

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