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Thermal fuse in Maytag PYE2300AYW not plugged in

I replaced the high limit thermostat in my Maytag PYE2300AYE dryer today and the repair kit came with a small thermal fuse as well. I found the original fuse next to the heating element, but it wasn't plugged into anything. It has two leads on the back and looks like it should be plugged into something! I looked around the dryer and found no dangling or unplugged wires. Should the fuse be plugged in? The dryer is working fine, but I thought this looked wrong.

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NO. YOU ARE OK YOUR DRYER SHOULD ONLY HAVE A HIGH-LIMIT AND A CYCLING THERMOSTAT. YOU CAN LOOK AT YOUR DRYER PARTS AT www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER SCROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY CLICK THE RED 100 AND SEE ALL.

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    NO. YOU ARE OK YOUR DRYER SHOULD ONLY HAVE A HIGH-LIMIT AND A CYCLING THERMOSTAT. YOU CAN LOOK AT YOUR DRYER PARTS AT www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER SCROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY CLICK THE RED 100 AND SEE ALL.

  • James Chandler Apr 13, 2009

    NO. YOU ARE OK YOUR DRYER SHOULD ONLY HAVE A HIGH-LIMIT AND A CYCLING THERMOSTAT. YOU CAN LOOK AT YOUR DRYER PARTS AT www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER SCROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY CLICK THE RED 100 AND SEE ALL.

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