Question about Maytag Neptune MCE8000AY Electric Dryer
Ever since we got this dryer. The first day the timer said something like 75 min to dry on very dry setting. Now it's been 2 years, with every load, it got a minute or two longer. I'm now at 1 hour and 26 minutes. Tomorrow it will be like 1 hour 27 minutes. Is there something I need to do to stop this from progressively getting longer? is this normal??
You need to make sure the lint catch area and the whole venting system is cleaned out. It sounds as if the lint is building up and causing a blockage, making drying time longer and longer. Especially if the dryer is doing this on Sensor dry and Time dry settings. There are many different products to use, but the LINTEATER by Gardus is fanatstic, you can usually get it at any hardware/home improvement store. Depending on how long your venting system is it also has an extension kit available.
The lint catch area beneath the screen is a pain to get into, you can buy an attachment for your vac, a thin flexible one is best. There are many online and in stores. But the best way to really clean the lint catch area is removing the lower front panel of the dryer. A service manual would show you how. But if you haven't checked & cleaned or had a company clean the venting system in awhile I wouldn't use the dryer until doing so. It could be very dangerous if there is a blockage. VERY DANGEROUS.
If all your venting and lint catch area is clear and there still is a problem, it could be the moisture sensor or temp sensors in the dryer. If you're not familiar with checking these things w/ a service manual yourself, a service call would be best.
Also, make sure whatever you are using to connect the dryer vent to the wall/roof venting system is a good quality connection with as few loops, turns etc..as possible. Make it as short and straight as you can w/ a better quality material.
Good luck, and please check that venting system ASAP ; )
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