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Maytag Electric Dryer MDE308DAYW doesn't turn on at all when pressing the button

Hi, my Maytag Electric Dryer MDE308DAYW doesn't turn on at all when pressing the button, already checked the breaker and there's no problem with it. I looked at the vent and was all filled with lint, any ideas what's going on with it?

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    My 2 year old MDE308DAYW dryer recently stopped running with burning smell in the cloth chamber. Found opened thermal fuse and replaced the fuse, hi-limit thermostat and the coil. Cleaned lots of lint from the vent. Dryer runs but imeediately emits the same smell in the cloth chamber, which is also very hot. But the dryer runs fine with heating off. My suspesion is over heating problem. what could be causing the dryer to overheat?

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Since the vent was filled with lint I would check the High Limit termal fuse located on the front of the heater asm. It is best to replace the fuse and thermostat. These parts are part of a kit that can be purchased from your local supplier. The heater asm is located in trhe bottom left of the dryer. and looks like this
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