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Maytag Neptune Front Load Dryer - No Heat (MDE5500AYW)

There is no heat on my electric dryer. I am not good and scared of electricity, but also have been out of work since June and am single mom 2 kids (clothes keep coming) and must fix this myself. Can anyone guide me through what to check. It runs fine, but is not in the least bit warm. I have changed all the button settings, checked the breaker, cleaned the filter - vancumed as far as i could in the exhaust tube. Help!

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  • CarolynHS Sep 29, 2008

    Thanks - I will try and locate the airing diagram but do not see it the manuals that came with it. Any idea where i can get it? I'll post back when I find it and borrow a multi-meter. Is the multi-ytester a sperate item i will need? Thanks! Carolyn

  • CarolynHS Sep 29, 2008

    I am dyered out for the day. i downloaded the manual and ran the diagnostics which came up empty. I will try and borrow a meter thing for tomorrow. Thanks for you help!!! I'll be back :)

  • CarolynHS Oct 02, 2008

    Hi DRcool - I have been unable to borrow a tester yet and hope to get back to looking today!! Thanks for checking - dyer still cool BOOO - Thanks ! Carolyn

  • CarolynHS Oct 02, 2008

    Got tied up on job stuff, and have been unable to borrow a tester yet. Hope to get back to it by the weekend - thanks for standing by :) Carolyn

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    no heat

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Hi carolyn,

if you can use a multi meter, then i can guide you which part to order. if you would have the wiring diagram of your unit then it is much better. plus basic tools to open your dryer. phillips screwdriver, 1/4 hexnut driver, and a multi-tester to test continuity.

90 percent of dryer not heating is the thermal cutoff switch. if you can test yours, then that would help you and save you a lot of $$$.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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  • francis rivero Sep 29, 2008

    you can find the wiring diagram inside the switch panel.

    the multi tester is the same as the multi meter.

    tnx,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 02, 2008

    hi carolyn,

    how's the dryer?..i hope it is already heating up. keep me posted please.

    wish you all the best,

    drcool


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