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I have a maytag pye2300ayw. The heating element gets extremely hot to the point it will start a fire. It takes only 2 minutes or so to get really hot. I can spit on the back of the dryer and it boils up. I did clean the lint from the tube in the back and the problem started after that

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It is possible that the fan is not blowing the air enough. The lint does accumulate in the fan housing which will cause this problem. You may need to clean it out more, it is possible after you "cleaned" it some of the lint that you couldnt remove balled up and went into the fan area. Otherwise the fan is not working correctly. It is usually the lint buildup though. Hope this helps..WF

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