Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Maytag dryer fault code 8.8. what does this mean

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • kcadman Oct 17, 2008

    Code 8.8 displays on the control panel at various times. The dryer becomes non-functional and 'frozen' but eventually will correct itself after hour or so. Any suggestions?

  • fgsi Oct 20, 2008

    Exact same problem. Can not reset!! Does not automatically reset even after an hour.

  • genelathrop Oct 26, 2008

    display shows 8.8 sometimes resets in an hour one time took a day.

  • rradintz Nov 18, 2008

    8.8. shows in display, I have unplugged several times, however it is still present



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 725 Answers

88 is not a error code on the tech sheet..all error code should have an F-XX I think your control must be showing a bad circurt in the control... you need to replace control... hope it helps

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This has been happening to our dryer of the same model for 2 years.

we un-plug, plug, un-plug, plug, un-plug, plug over and over until we get the display back.

sometimes it'll go rght back to 8.8. other times it will work for a couple of minutes and freak out and stop again.

we've found if we can get the display back to normal switching to Timed Dry instead of Sensor Dry will sometimes work better, but as of late it working less and less.

Humidity seems to play a part. Today is horridly rainy and humid and I'm ready to smash it to pieces.

its annoying, not a show stopper. Typically we can get it to work in 1-4 minutes.

Once its hot its not a problem. If I can get it to run through a single load i can keep loading and running it as long as its hot.

Once it cools down, it can start all over again.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Maytag dryer 3000 fault code f22

Replace the door latch. Fault code F22 is for the door latch.

Oct 12, 2015 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

What does the fault code F04 mean on my Maytag MTD09WH?

Control board/ key pad is bad / stuck, replace

Apr 29, 2014 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

What does fault code 99 indicate?

What? 2days? Call the installer! or seller. Could be a gas supply safety problem!

Mar 24, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MDG6800 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I have a Maytag Neptune electric dryer model # MDE9700AYW and I have a fault code " FE " & the dyer doesn't dry the clothes. What is my problem

Maytag Dryer and FE code means power source "Frequency Error".
Invalid power... you will need a electrican to come out the power is not wired up right.

I would replace the wall receptacle before buying any dryer parts
Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Jul 01, 2011 | Maytag MDE9700AYW Neptune 174 Electric...

1 Answer

I have a Maytag Neptune clothes dryer and have had it for years with no problem, love my dryer!!! However, this morning I tried to dry some towels and a code 8.8. displays on the display screen.. Please...

There is a technical sheet inside your dryer's cabinet. You can usually find it by accessing the rear of your dryer. All the fault codes should be explained in this paperwork.

Dec 02, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Maytag 3000 series dryer fault code f22. what does it mean? dryer is just over a year old so i think i'm outside warranty.

F22 is an exhaust blockage. Machine shuts off to prevent overheating and causing a fire. Check the exhaust in the back for blockage. Also clean lint screen before each load to decrease the chance of exhaust blockage

Oct 03, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer is spinning, but clothes are not drying

Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail (meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) that might need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning open circuit)
4 Modern tumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuit boards) these have programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an error code showing you were the fault is.
5 Faulty connections and burned wires may also be the fault.

We have a full video library on appliance repair video’s

You-Tube video "oYErKqR3LsY" placeholder (do not delete)

Jan 07, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

590 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77947 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides