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Author Topic: Maytag electric dryer model MED8200VQ0 and s/n MY481  (Read 428 times)

Offline Thorning

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Maytag electric dryer model MED8200VQ0 and s/n MY481
« on: February 13, 2021, 02:24:36 PM »

This dryer was purchased knowing that it needed a new heating element. According to this web site the element is a 5200 watt  with p/n WP3387747. When the unit was taken apart the heating element  was indeed burnt out and the coils broken at  several points. My local dealer told me there are 2 different types of heating coils for this series of dryer. One is quite a bit more expensive that the other. Can anyone clarify this for me ?. In working on electric dryers I have seen quite a few with burned out heating  elements but this one is one of the worst I have seen. The support plate  was distorted severely  in addition to the wire coils being burned at many places. A newer heating coil was installed.

Offline BryanS

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MED8200VQ0 and s/n MY481
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 02:49:21 PM »
The whirlpool version retails for $86. If there is a cheaper version its probably an aftermarket.

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MED8200VQ0 and s/n MY481
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 02:53:05 PM »
I'm coming up with a wp8544771 element for this model and it's more expensive
« Last Edit: February 13, 2021, 02:55:13 PM by BryanS »

Offline desi007

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Re: Maytag electric dryer model MED8200VQ0 and s/n MY481
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 08:01:14 PM »
aftermarket supco DE4771