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Old 05-14-2009, 09:27 PM
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My Maytag LDG8166AAE gas dryer is not heating. I'm trying to test it usng the procedures outlined in this forum but am having trouble because I am entirely inexperienced and my ohm meter doesn't seem to be working. I want to bypass the thermal fuse by clipping the wires together temporarily as a diagnostic tool but I'm not sure which fuse is the thermal fuse. I looked at diagrams on appliancepartspros.com but still can't figure it out. Can anyone tell me exactly where this thing is located? Any help is very much appreciated.


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Old 05-15-2009, 09:08 PM
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The model number you posted does not come up. Verify and repost it. Is it an American model?

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Gene,

Thanks for the quick response. It is a common enough American model so I must have typed the Model Number in wrong. I played with it over the weekend with an ohm meter and finally narrowed things down to the metal piece that glows to ignite the gas (heating element?). I purchased and installed a replacement and all is well. Three hours of diagnostics because I didn't know what I was doing and about fifteen minutes to fix it.

I don't often do my own home repairs and had never even looked inside a dryer before. This forum was invaluable during the process to give me an idea of what to look for. Many thanks to all who contribute.

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You are welcome. We are glad you were able to fix it.

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