This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the thermal fuse on a Maytag dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the thermal fuse are when the dryer won’t start or doesn’t heat.
All of the information in this thermal fuse replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Maytag Tools used: 5/16" nut driver Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Before you replace a thermal fuse in your dryer be sure to unplug the power cord. 2 Use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the screws securing the lower access panel. 3 Detach the panel and you can access the old fuse to replace it. 4 For better access to the thermostat, you may want to remove the drum. 5 To do this unthread the screws securing the bottom of the front panel. 6 Pull the panel out from the bottom to detach. 7 Note the orientation of the door switch wires then disconnect them and set the panel aside. 8 Unthread the main top mounting screws. 9 Lift the main top up and support it. 10 Disconnect the light assembly wires and remove them from the retainer. 11 Unthread the front bulkhead mounting screws. 12 Lift the bulkhead up to detach it from the cabinet. 13 Reach under the drum and unhook the belt from the pulley and the motor shaft. 14 You can use the belt to help lift out the drum. 15 Disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. 16 Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to unthread the screws to release the old fuse from the burner tube. 17 Install the new thermal fuse by aligning it on the burner tube then thread the screws to secure. 19 Reinstall the drum by aligning it on the rollers. 20 Loop the belt on the pulley and motor shaft in a zigzag formation. 21 Rotate the drum to help align the belt. 22 Replace the front bulkhead by aligning the drum then insert the tabs into the slots in the cabinet. 23 Rethread the mounting screws. 24 Feed the light assembly wires through the retainer and reconnect them. 25 Remove the support and lower the main top. 26 Secure it with the screws. 27 Replace the front panel by first reconnecting the door switch wires to the appropriate terminals. 28 Now hook the retaining clips under the main top fully reposition the panel and rethread the screws at the bottom. 29 Realign the lower access panel and secure it with the screws. 30 With the repair completed plug the power cord back in and your dryer should be ready for use.