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Neptune dryer won't come on after power failture

My Nepturne dryer, MDE5500AY electric dryer won't come on after a power failture. We have tried all the switches in the fuse box, but no dryer. The washer is fine, but somehow the dryer will not come on. Is there a reset button? Is thers any solutions?
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  • rnccemtpfl Nov 30, 2008

    We lost power to the washer and dryer, plugged them back in and the washer is fine but the dryer will not power on. Power to the unit, but not a light comes on the control panel. Service guy came out, checked the power, told me it had power, but he was sure why it didn't work. He tried to charge for a service call, fat chance of that. What's the problem? 2 years old, electric, great service, til now.



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Repl/ thermal fuse // is it gas or electric,, plz check on back

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One of three problems very probable:
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Won't start

Tip: Save yourself time and money by purchasing a volt-ohm meter. Volt-ohm meters are used to find electrical malfunctions in your home.

To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house
Door switch
Thermal fuse
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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No power

Check your fuse box on the house. Try resetting it.

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