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I have a Maytag Bravos dryer, Model #MEDB850WR0 that becomes really hot no matter what heat setting is on. I have replaced the thermostat, P/N 8557403(so I would have to assume that the attached inlet

I have a Maytag Bravos dryer, Model #MEDB850WR0 that becomes really hot no matter what heat setting is on. I have replaced the thermostat, P/N 8557403(so I would have to assume that the attached inlet thermistor is good) and checked the exhaust thermistor (the ohms drop as I heat it with a hair dryer). So where do I go from here?

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    Brad Baker Nov 08, 2014

    Update to the original post....I checked the inlet thermistor tonight (this is the new one that came with the new high limit thermostat assembly) and it's bad. At 122 deg it's reading 28 ohms when it should be between 17.6 - 18.5.

  • Brad Baker
    Brad Baker Nov 08, 2014

    So now I have to get in touch with Parts Dr and see what my options are.

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Have you looked at the vent hose for a lint restriction?

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Since you did not provide a model number I picked a similar model for reference using this model number: MDE5721TQO (there are at least 40 different model numbers but the blowers are all the same) You blower is driven directly by the motor so unless the blower itself has come apart or the drive spline in the blower has failed in some way you more than likely have a major build up of lint in your dryer.

You can look here to see the blower location http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5133558&diagram_id=1301439#d1301439

You can turn the motor by hand and see if the blower is turning by losening the housing screws for the blower while using a flashlight. If the blower is turning then you need to find out where the blockage of lint has built up and remove it. I would startt around the lint filter. NOTE The drum will also turn.if you rotate the motor pulley. Just make sure the unit is unplugged while you attempt this. If you do locate the blockage I have found that a well bent into a U shaped METAL coat hanger works well. Do NOT poke any sharp objects into the air ducting areas of your dryer while trying to find any blockages and avoid the heating element area with anything metal or sharp. A vacuum crevice tool works great during this task. Good luck and I do hope you are able to locate the problem based on the information here.

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Did you end up replacing this thermistor? If so did that solve the problem? We are having the same issue and I don't want to waste time and $$.

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