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Where do you locate the thermal fuse so that one can check to see if it requires replacing?

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SOURCE: Dryer does not start - Thermal Fuse is ok.

My Maytag Electric Dryer stopped working mid cycle and wont turn on at all now. Any ideas?

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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I bought the thermal fuse kit for this dryer (2 THERMAL FUSES)and replaced both of them. It came with an extra fuse for a gas dryer. It now works fine. Lift the top open. One is toward the rear of the dryer, the other is below the heating element as the other solution said.


Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: where in Thermal fuse located maytag model #PYE2300AYW

Take the top off the dryer and you should find it located at or near the drum.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the thermal fuse located?

In the back of the dryer. Look for the coiled heaters and follow the lead wires back to the fuse.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Location of Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is located near the heating element. The part number for the replacement kit is LA-1053. You can view an illustrated parts break down of your dryer at Just type in your model number and locate item 5 under the "Heater" section. Pay close attention to the instructions in the thermal fuse replacment kit. One thermostat is for a GAS dryer, one is for an ELECTRIC dryer. Read the instructions and make sure you use the correct one. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Excellent info. Thermal fuse was out of sight. Mention about LA-1053 helped. Honestly, I didn't know how thermal fuse looked like."

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My centennial dryer MEDC200XW1 wont start.


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

There are several reasons your dryer will not start.
1.) Bad door switch?
2.) Plugged up with lint?
3.) Thermal fuse?

a.) On the back of your dryer is a hot air distribution manifold. It is easily un-bolted to remove. In the bottom of this manifold dryers get plugged up with lint. If you have a air flow problem your unit will shut down.

Your unit will also not run if you have a bad door switch.

But, here is where I am going to put my money on as your problem.

High limit thermostat on your heater element in the back of your unit.


  • The thermostat is functional to 221 degrees (Fahrenheit).
  • Install the thermostat in your dryer's heater element housing box. Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation.
This High-Limit Thermostat part #3977767 Cost: $15.00

You can replace this part yourself.

Get back to me if this does not solve you problem. You cab jump the door switch.

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Your machine does not turn on AND you have (or had) calcium deposits in the reservoir valve so, my best guess is:
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Then, the heating unit over-heated and the thermal fuse opened to prevent a fire.
So, you may have to replace the thermal fuse.

This will require disassembly to access the water heating module, locating of the thermal fuse, reading the fuse information from the spent fuse, locating a source for a replacement fuse...etc. Thermal fuses cost about $2 at electronic supply outlets.


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