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DRYER I HAVE MAYTAG PERFORMA DRYER MODEL PYE2000AYW DOESN'T RUN NOT AT ALL The dryer doesn't start. Checked door switch, timer push to start switch, house circuit breaker. Everything is okay.But still the dryer does not start.This is a series 10 model. Where is the thermal fuse located and how to access it?

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The thermal cut-out is located on the side of the heater housing assm. To gain access you need to use a putty knife to depress the two spring clips between the top and the front panel and raise the top. The heater is on the back wall. The part number for the t-stat and thermal cut-out kit is LA-1053 and is about $20.00. Don't forget to clean your vent, and check your blower assm. Either one could have caused the problem.

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