Heat was too high
Douglas S. • Mesa, AZ • May 17, 2015
Appliance: Maytag Dryer-Ele MDE3758AYW
My Repair & Advice
I went ahead and ordered the element, and the 2 different thermostats not knowing exactly which one might be the problem. My My Maytag opens from the front and it was actually pretty easy to get into. Also gave me the opportunity to vacuum out the inside of the dryer. Pop the top off, remove the wires that connect the door switch (noting the colors and placement), take off the 2 inside nuts that hols the fron on, pull it forward and lift it off, 3 inside screws to take out to inside lint part (easy to clean), and you are all set. The element and thermostats are in the back of the dryer so you do need to reach in, from the front, to the back and remove the two screws that hold the element in. A flashlight helps. Also, I took a quick picture with my phone of the wires just to make sure I got them replaced in the right position. Pulled the wires, took out the 2 screws, and worked the element out of it's slot. The thermostats are located on the element so I put the new thermos on the new element, and slid the new element/thermos back into place and replaced the 2 screws. Put it all back together and it works fine.
Take the time to clean out your dryer vent while the dryer is away from the wall. I used one of those long brushes with my shop vac.