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Maytag pyeg4500 no power

Have a maytag dryer that is 5 years old. power went out of it in the middle of a cycle. no light, no power. checked cord, breakers, etc. everything else seems to be ok. where is the thermo fuse located? could this be the problem?

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The thermal cut-out is located on the right side of the heater unit.This will kill your power. Change the t-stat also and check that your vent system is clear.

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