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Maytag DE 412 won't heat. Looking for a fuse.

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No fuse on that old of a model . Probably element bad or thermostat . You can get a restring kit a lot less expensive , but you would have to restring it yourself (not that hard though) or , you can buy the element already strung and all you have to do is transfer the thermostat and install . complete pt # Y303404 ...Restring element pt # Y313538

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