Question about Maytag Neptune MCE8000AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

The timer to dry clothes has been getting longer and longer

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??

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

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 ; )

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The dryer does not pass 6 min mark and does not shut off. How would I test a humidity sensor? Thank you for help.


A dryer moisture sensor can stop working without notice, until you notice your clothes being over dried or still wet at the end of the cycle. It is a good practice to test the dryer moisture sensor periodically. There are two types of moisture-detecting sensors for dryers. Once you understand how they work you will see how to test each one.
1. Sensor BarThese sensors contain digits that protrude outwardly. They work on an electrical current and the moisture from the clothing.
The first step to test is to place completely dry clothes in the dryer and turn on the dryer; it should run for a few moments and then shut down right away.
Secondly, place damp clothes into the dryer, turn on the dryer and watch the timer. As the clothes begin to dry the timer will move and shut off.
2. ThermostatThe timer is regulated by the thermostat. The thermostat rests in a closed position. To test this type of moisture sensor, place damp clothes in the dryer. Watch the timer; as the clothes begin to dry, the thermostat should open and the timer will move forward ,eventually shutting off.



Sep 08, 2013 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer wont turn on


try to spin the inner drum. You could have a broken belt. if it spins really easy, that's probably what it is. There should be some resistance when you turn it.

Sep 08, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

My dryer is not drying my clothes completely. I have to set it to time dry for at least 120 minutes to get a load of clothes to dry. I can feel that the dry is warm .I usually dry my clothes on optimum dry...


Your dryer has a double set of heating elements
themobilian_2122.jpg
1 side of the coils is probably broken and you are getting half the heat.
This is making the dryer take longer to dry them clothes.
themobilian_2123.jpg
themobilian_2124.jpg
Air restrictions in the dryer and vent can cause the heater control to shut down quickly also.
If you have a bad breaker the power will sometimes work and sometimes not.
themobilian_2125.jpg
If all of these are good you might have a problem with the timer.
themobilian_2126.jpgthemobilian_2127.jpg
themobilian_2128.jpg
Most of the GE timers have leaf switches in the that get a burr on the contacts. The come apart simple enough.

I have more HERE

themobilian_2130.jpg

themobilian_2129.jpg

Apr 01, 2011 | GE DWSR463EGWW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Takes long to dry clothes


on your side, it is better you don't touch anything internal in the dryer as you can hurt yourself and spoil the device even more. have a professional take a look at it before you use it any further.

Jun 11, 2010 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer taking longer to dry clothes


For a gas dryer:
Assuming the dryer is working properly and the control cycles are ok, look for things like a restricted venting system which inclides the exhaust, lint screen, etc. This would be the large pipe connected to the dryer exhaust that vents outside.

If it's an electric dryer, there could be issues with heating elements, thermostats, a control board, the timer, etc. Also check for any excessive lint build-up.

Apr 12, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer starts drying and thinks clothes are dry, but they aren't


Check the timer, and the sensor. Sounds like it is having a problem with the timer or sensor no noticing that the clothes are still wet. Please rate if satisfied. Thank you

Feb 12, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Sensor dry timer problem


Clean off the moisture sensor bars. They are the silver curved strips about 4 inches long inside the drum near the lint fitler. If you use fabric softner sheets, a waxy build up will coat the bars. The dyer can no longer sense the damp clothes, so it goes into the cool down and then shuts off. Time dry bypasses the moisture sensor.

Nov 30, 2008 | LG DLE5977 Stainless Steel Electric Dryer

1 Answer

UN-ending Auto dry cycle


This is caused by the dryer vent being blocked and not allowing the moist air to be removed from the dryer. To confirm this. Dry a load of close in a timed dry setting. Set the time on a specific time and then start the dryer. Wait for about 5 min. See if the timer has moved. If it has then the problem is not the timer. It is the exhaust vent being plugged up somewhere. Moisture how the auto dry setting works. The dryer sences moisture and runs longer to dry your clothes. With the dryer exhaust vent blocked, wet moist air is comming back into the dryer and fooling the sensor into believing the close are not dry and runs for a very long time. It is not uncommon for this problem to cause a dryer to never shut off. Your dryer exhaust vent is plugged up with lint somewhere.

Nov 10, 2008 | Dryers

1 Answer

LG DLEo332W electric dryer not drying full time


you have to change out the timer motor...
http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dryer&part=dryer-wont-heat

Jun 08, 2008 | Dryers

4 Answers

My hotpoint vtd00 dryer seems to have stopped drying


Have you cleaned the exhaust ducting? The duct that runs from inside to outside. Try that first. Sounds like your exhaust line is blocked. Also with the filter out get a flash light and look down the venting if alot of lint vaccum out. NOTE: Unplug the unit, wheather gas or electric.....and if it is a gas shut off the gas to the dryer before moving just in case something gets loose while moving. Hope this helps.

Nov 11, 2007 | Hotpoint NWXR473EV Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MCE8000AY Electric Dryer Logo

113 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...