Do I need a new thermostat along with this?
Answer Hello Laura. No, not unless your thermostat is bad. If it reads closed for continuity and is good, you will only need the heater 307178. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Is this the heater coil for my maytag dryer?
Answer Hello Jessica. No, you will need to order Y308612 for the heater for you model number you provided. Hope this helps.