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Dryer only heats in the timed setting not automatic setting

I took off the front of the dryer, cleaned the vent tubes all the way out of the house. I noticed a blue wire laying in the bottom of the dryer. I may have knocked it loose fixing the belt a month ago. It fits length wise to the tabs for the sensor by the on/off push button. I am not sure which to connect it too. There are four tabs all together. Two on the top and two on the bottom. The bottom has a ground wire attached to it. The top has nothing. Which one does the blue wire attach to or does it?
The Maytag store told me to clean out tubes and that should do it. Is the wire important?

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I fixed the dryer. I stopped at Thomas Appliance in Grand Blanc, MI and asked them if they knew which connection the wire went on. A service tech there said that usually there is only one choice and to look close. I did and he was right. I hooked the blue wire opposite of the ground and tested the dryer. It worked fine.

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