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    Default Maytag Neptune MDE3000AYW too hot

    Lately my dryer has been getting way too hot on any cycle or setting i put it on. I tried air fluff and it was still getting things too hot. A few people suggested that i check for an obstruction so i took it appart and found that the boot going to the motor from the lint catcher duct had fallen half way and was blocking airflow. While i was in there i did a very thorough cleaning. Everything went back together fine and it opperated smoothly after it was together. But it was still overheating even on a fluff cycle.

    Could one of the two thermostats be doing this if it were broken and needed replacing?? Could it be the temp selector on the control pannel? I would think on an air fluff setting it wouldnt even turn the heater on.
    Last edited by Fastang; August 24th, 2008 at 01:48 PM.

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    Hi,
    Here's the heating element parts diagram:


    It sounds like your heating element#5 is grounding to the heater housing tube#3. Something may have gotten in the tube and causing it to ground and stay on continuously.

    Unplug your dryer and check the element.

    Here is the heating element assembly for your model:
    Manufacturer Number 307178


    Jake

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    So i took it back appart. More than i was comfortable with but i figure it had to be done. You were dead right it was the heater that had touched the outside and grounded itself. Look at the last pic. I also did a descent cleaning on this unit. Cant go airing my dirty laundry all over the internet. (Budump- tsss)








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    Excellent, good job finding that the element wire was touching the heater housing.

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    Is there a recomended break in procedure for the new heating element. I thought id run it empty for 20 min on medium heat. Just to get that new equipment smell out.
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    Not in particular, but 20 minutes break-in time should be fine.

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