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Dryer doioesn,t dry in a 90 minute cyclr

Have to recycle maytag neptune twice or more model#mde5500ayq serial #73701841la , can I remove the 4 screws on front by the door to remove lint build up ? Gramps vincent@yahoo.com

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You need to clean out the back vent hole on the dryer and the wall vent,you are keeping the moist hot air in the dryer that needs to be vented out so the dryers not drying like it should,let me know how you do-mike

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The blower wheel on these tends to wallow out. That makes the dryer overheat and take twice as long to dry the clothes. Lint begins to build up in the filter housing. Finally the temp exceeds 350 and the round white fuse on the blower housing melts. Boom you has got a dead dryer. To get into the slopefront type dryer seems a bit intimidating bit really is not. Remove the door. The door is reverseable so 2 more screws opposide need to also be removed. Then the goalpost shaped front pops off. Then that reveals the top hold down straps. Remove them and top can be popped. Next you remove the front shroud the drum rides on. then get the drum out. Did I mention you do not work from the back at all on this model? Do not try to fix it in the wash room. Take it ouitside and put it on the picnic table or a tailgate to repair it. You will need a phillips head screwdrivers pliers 1/4 and 5/16 nutdriver and snapring pliers.
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No heat coming out to dry clothes, can the heating element be replaced


yes, it is located on the back right inside of the dryer.
1) unplug dryer
2) open door remove screws
3) with a flat tip screw driver pry gently up on the top corners it will pop
4) move front panel forward and disconnect door switch
5) sit panel aside
6) lift top lid of dryer 90 degrees it has clip/hinged on back
7) look to the right back of dryer, it looks like a spring in a metal box disconnect and replace.
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I have a Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW that is not drying. It sometimes has heat but most of the time it does not. Can you help me diagnose the problem?


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