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I have a maytag dependable care plus dryer and it was working fine until friday. it would stop running on its own. it would let me restart it sometimes but now it wont start at all. it has 2 red lights that come on when i press the start button and it makes a noise like its trying to start but then it turns off and it wont work at all for a while. what could ths possibly be?

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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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