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Not drying no heat.

The dryer operates just fine but all of the sudden it quit heating. Could it be we need a new heating element and is it hard to replace.

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  • greganddiana Mar 08, 2008

    no heat all of a suddden

  • niknac Mar 18, 2008

    We have an old Maytag Dryer Model# LDE412 It will not heat up. Trying to figure out how to get to the heating! Nikki



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Be element are thermo fuse on element no easy to change remove 2 screws on door hinge 2 screws on the ather side frount comes off there the element

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