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My Maytag MED5840TW0 dryer overheated yesterday. After some research, I replaced the thermal fuse tonight, and it ran for one load and then stopped again. The dryer gets hot to the touch. I've checked the venting, and the vents are clear and lint trap is clean.

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  • brianedward Sep 14, 2010

    I assume this is something I could check myself with a meter?

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    scott7486 Apr 29, 2014

    IT COULD ALSO BE THE HIGH TEMP LIMITER (THERMO FUSE)

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Have your blower motor checked

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