FIXED Maytag MDE6700AYW - keeps tripping thermostat WP35001087

Fred9x

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hartford CT
Model Number
MDE6700AYW
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
Since December, 2014 I have replaced thermostat/thermal fuse part # WP35001087 NINE times. Along the way i have also replaced thermister WP35001191 twice and the "assy Duct heater" part # 35001109 (also known as part # DC97-14486A). This kit includes thermostat 35001092, heater 35001247 & assy-bracket (thermostat) 35001193.

The vent is clear with full blast of hot air and lint coming out the side of the house. But it does have a long (15 feet) run to the outside.

Any idea what is causing this part to fail?

Thanks
 

Jake

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But it does have a long (15 feet) run to the outside.
That's the reason Fred.

You will need a indoor vent kit, all hardware stores sell them.

Jake
 

Fred9x

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Jake,
Thank you for your prompt reply!!

We have been here since November 1992 with the same setup and with the same dryer since 2006. Do you think the long vent run has become blocked or narrowed over time?

Thank you,
Fred
 

Jake

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Do you think the long vent run has become blocked or narrowed over time?
Yes Fred.

They now have duct cleaning services that will clean every inch of it out.

Jake
 

Fred9x

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Jake, as usual, you were right!!! I did take apart the duct work in the basement and here are the before and after photos. The most lint was near the end, that is, farthest away from the dryer. I had some metal tape on hand so no cost. Yes, this 75 year old is bragging.

Thanks again for your guidance.
 

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Jake

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Excellent Fred, I see the photos of your duct very clear, you nailed it.:)

Thanks For the update!

Jake
 
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