I think I shorted something, help!


I think I shorted something, help!

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I have a Maytag oversize capacity plus dryer. It stopped warming up.  So I took it apart and using voltmeter, narrowed it done to a fuse. I didn't have an open parts store near me and had a load of clothes I was hoping to dry, so I tried to run it without the fuse. It was working until the two fuse connectors hit and shorted something out. The control panel still has power but nothing else is running.  Does anyone have an idea of where I can start looking to locate my new problem?
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A model# would be helpful then I can at least see what we are looking at here





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Admin - 9/29/2019 3:35:43 AM
A model# would be helpful then I can at least see what we are looking at here


Sorry, Model# MDG8000BEW
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Hello,
The model# is not coming up but I did find one close but it is for a gas dryer.. is this a gas or electric dryer?





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Admin - 9/30/2019 6:00:17 AM
Hello,
The model# is not coming up but I did find one close but it is for a gas dryer.. is this a gas or electric dryer?


Yes,  it's a gas.
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Well hopefully just the ignitor is bad... if the dryer runs but no heat the most common issue is this https://www.appliancezone.com/4391996-whirlpool-dryer-flat-style-igniter/
back to the fuse.. you possibly have now a bad high limit thermostat.. hard to say but you can test it the same way with a meter and check for continuity  https://www.appliancezone.com/303395-whirlpool-dryer-high-limit-thermostat/





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