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    • Part Number: AP4294403
    • MFG Part Number: Y503978
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I have a maytag dryer and there is a black single wire running from the motor to the heating element box where the thermal fuse and something keeps causing the black wire to melt, I will strip it back and connect it and the for a week the dryer will work again and then it quits and the wire has melted again. What part is needed to be replaced for the problem?

Dee for Model Number mde2706ayw

ANSWER Dee, Melted wires on an electric dryer heater are usually due to a loose connection, causing a higher amperage draw. You want to check and make sure, the line cord connections at the terminal block are proper and tight as possible. Check and insure the connectors at the motor switch(both the blue and black wires) and heater assembly are tight. You may want to remove the heater assembly and check the porcelain insulators for cracks and loose fittings. Also check and clean the exhaust vent pipe, excess heat can also cause the dryer element to cycle off and on excessively. Thanks 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, August 20, 2012

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