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    Exclamation heating element won't turn off

    We have a maytag MDB6100AWW and we replaced the panels from white to black and put the unit back together. Now the heating element won't turn off if the door is shut even when the unit is not "on". We have run all the tests which complete fine and can not find anything on this on the web. We really did not want to have a tech come out because we wanted to change the panel this seems really odd.

    Help?

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    Hi,

    Sounds like you might have pinched a wire to the metal frame causing the heating element to ground itself, causing a always on condition with the door shut.

    Take the door panel apart again to check.

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