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I replaced the heating element 2 years ago and dryer has worked fine since. Last week, it stopped drying and

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Old 03-11-2018, 01:18 PM
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Unhappy Maytag Dryer Burnt Black Wire to Heating Element
Model Number: MDE7400AYW   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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I replaced the heating element 2 years ago and dryer has worked fine since. Last week, it stopped drying and when I disassembled, the black wire that comes from the motor and connects to the heating element was melted and severed from the pigtail still attached to the heating element. Thinking possible loose connection, I reattached wire clamping to pigtail tightly. Ran fine for 4 loads and then same thing happened. Obviously the wire is heating to the point of melting apart as the insulation is also melted a bit down from the connection point. Heating element seems fine. Not sure what to test next. Dryer still runs on air fluff just fine. Picture attached.


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Old 04-12-2018, 09:10 AM
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Hello Jvaklh6194,
This indicates a poor electrical connection at the point of the heating element connection Part number: AP6024180

Part number: AP6024180
. You will most likely need to replace the heating element to get a new, clean connection point for the wire and the wire Part number: AP3134638

Part number: AP3134638
will also require replacement. As a note, you will need to cut off as much wire as possible since the heat can cause deterioration of the conductivity of the wire. Of course, you should also verify good air flow through the home ducting.
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