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Heating Element rattling

I also had a problem with my Maytag no running and replaced the Thermal Fuse. The dryer light came on and it is now running...the problem is now it smells like hot plastic, is getting hotter inside and the heating element is moving back and forth in it's housing and is causing a squeaking noise that I never heard before. Was something inadvertantly loosened when we replaced the thermal fuse?

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Re: Heating Element rattling

I would not run the dryer and check the wires to the element and make sure there are no burned wires. I would also replace the heating element. It should not be loose in any way

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