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My dryer had a power surge and kicked out my circuit breakers out twice. My light in my dryer went out. The light is located on the top of the opening of the dryer. I replaced it with a new bulb, but it still won't come on. Is there a fuse somewhere that has to be replaced. My dryer is almost 2 years old. Thank you Linda

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    MayTag model no MDG4806AWW serial no 10606459GP Thanks!

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Depending on your dryer make and model, you may have a thermal limiter or a high temp fuse that went out. Also, you may need to look into new thermostat for it. If I had the make and model of the dryer, I'd be able to be more specific.

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