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Recently my Maytag dryer, model SDE4606AYW was not heating properly so I changed the Heating Element, Limit Switch, Cycle Thermostat and Thermal Fuse. After installing these components, the dryer started fine but stopped after 30 minutes or so. It tripped my 30AMP breaker. I have since tried resetting the breaker several times but the results are the same except now the breaker immediately trips when trying to start the Dryer. Did I wire something incorrectly or did I get some bad components? One thing that I did notice when I first started the dryer was that the heat appeared to me to be too hot. Because I had no heat before, I really didn't have a good reference to gage it against so I assumed that everything was running as normal. Please Help

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ck the element if the breaker poping as soon as you use heat dead short eather element are wire going to it

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I had the same problem last month. My heater element broke in two places. This created an electrical open that prevented the heater from functioning. I replaced the heater element and my problem was solved.

In order to check your heater element: With the machine unplugged, disconnect one wire to the heater element and then use an ohm meter or multimeter across the heater element lugs to read resistance. Infinite ohms = open circuit.

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It is dangerous to do but you have to turn dryer on while it is apart and wait for limit to open up, then test. !st make sure all connections are ok. The clips and the nuts all need to be tight. If any look dark or burnt that may be your weak link. If you are sure that everything is else is working ok, a set of high limit switches is not very expensive. The voltage is 220 so if your careful you can test at each junction, but be careful..

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