Failed heating element Jimmy B. • Carbondale, CO • January 29, 2015 Appliance: Maytag Stacked Laundry-Ele SE7800 My Repair & Advice I replaced the heater assembly. Of My 1990 Maytag SE7800. Everything was accessible (tight, but accessible) through the middle front panel. On the first test run, when I opened the dryer door, there was a burning smell, and enough 'smoke' to set off our smoke detector alarm. The next day, I resolved that it must be something burning off of something, and eventually the smell did dispense. Yay, I did it! Was this review helpful to you?