Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Maytag neptune dryer model mde3000ayw wont start

Replaced terminal block and solved breaker tripping problem but now dryer will only stay on when holdng down start button. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Maytag Master
  • 9,472 Answers

If it only runs with start button held in then you have a problem with the door switch. Check to be sure the wires are on it. Here is the switch to order in case it is bad.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
abhishek33
  • 1239 Answers

SOURCE: Maytag Neptune Dryer Model # MDE3000AYW

Motor malfunctions usually call for service by a professional. There are three main causes of motor failure: lack of lubrication, a defective motor switch, or worn or frozen bearings. A humming sound can be related to a burned-out motor or a defective switch. Check these trouble spots before you call a professional service person or take the motor to a repair shop. Here's how to check a dryer motor:
Step 1: Remove the back access panel. Then reach behind the drum, motor pulley, and idler arm pulley. If these areas are clogged with dirt and lint, undue strain on the motor may be causing the humming noise. Worn or broken belts can also cause a humming noise. Check the belts for wear and damage. If the belts look all right, you may be able to stop the noise by spraying them with fan belt dressing, available at automotive and hardware stores and home centers.
Step 2: Turn the dryer on. The noise you hear may be the whirl of the spinning drum, not the motor. Some noise is normal.
Step 3: Force a little 20-weight nondetergent motor oil (not all-purpose oil) around the ends of the motor shaft. This lubrication may stop the humming noise. If this doesn't solve the problem, remove the motor and take it to a professional service person.The centrifugal switch on the dryer motor may be located on top of the motor. Humming, no motor power, and no heat can be caused by a faulty centrifugal switch. If the switch is externally mounted, check the terminals of the switch to make sure they are tight and not burned. If you spot trouble, remove the switch and take it to a professional service person for testing. A faulty switch will probably have to be replaced. Some centrifugal switches are located inside the motor housing; you won't be able to remove the switch in this case. Remove the entire motor and take it to a professional for repairs.
If the motor hums, but won't run the pulley on the end of the motor shaft, try turning the pulley by hand.Caution: Before turning the pulley, make sure the power to the dryer is turned off.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

dmftrucker
  • 1922 Answers

SOURCE: my house circuit breaker kept tripping and

sounds like your heating element has opened up it was probably partially shorted to the case and this was causing your breaker arcing condition previously

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

milten1
  • 1304 Answers

SOURCE: maytag neptune dryer model mde3000ayw

you want to start at high limit thermostat or thermal fuse
its white and has two small wires
it sits on the heat tube
it could be black too
it is shaped like a warped ball
and is rather flat

sears has them in stock
ive included the part number to help
307473

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

Testimonial: "You were very helpful and I appreciate it. It ended up being the main breaker on that line. So the landlord replaced the breakers and Bam it was fixed"

dmftrucker
  • 1922 Answers

SOURCE: Circuit breaker trips after 10 minutes

could be a weak breaker,or poor high resistance connection from panel to dryer plug, then have someone check the current draw on the dryer while operating and see if it's within specs of the machine tag, if it's higher than that you may have a defective motor or heating element to case causing a higher than normal current draw

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

kel1guy2002
  • 3740 Answers

SOURCE: Maytag Dryer - Model #

Hi and wlecome to FixYa, I am Kelly

There are several things that can cause this.
1. The door switch Item 6 of link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=45255&diagram_id=28471637#d28471637
Listen for an audible click as the door is just opened or closed. No click = failed switch. Alternate means of tesing is with a meter. Switch plunger depressed = continuity
2. The thermal fuse Item 10 of link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=45255&diagram_id=28471639#d28471639
This is a non resetable fuse it either reads continuity or open. Open = failed
3. The pust to start switch has failed. Item 12 of link
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=45255&diagram_id=28471636#d28471636
4. Failed timer Item 7 of link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=45255&diagram_id=28471636#d28471636

Items 1, 2 and 3 above are the most common failures in the order listed.

Wiring data can be found here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=28471641&pkw_=basket&model_id=45255&NewWindow=1

If you need more help or assistance just respond here and I will gladly help you.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have power to the dryer, when i start it the breaker for the house trips. I have replaced the heating coils and the terminal block, and the thermal limitter. I have no ideas. please help


Colby, what is the amperage rating of the breaker that's tripping? What is the rating for your dryer?

If the dryer pulls more than the rated current of the circuit, the breaker is SUPPOSED to trip, to prevent your wires from burning your house down...

Nov 06, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have had my whirlpool dryer about 4yrs + (geq9800pw2) has always worked fine. Last week it started tripping ckt breaker toward the end of drying cycle. As of this morning, it blows ckt breaker...


leave off the oven and a/c breakers and plug dryer and reset the breaker. if not tripping occurs then one at a time trip back the oven first. if no trip then trip off again and trip the a/c. if no trip then trip the oven back. if trip you may have a wire problem. if dryer trip any way then possibly you have a short in dryer. check the heating element wires,power cord at the dryer side(terminal block).

Feb 14, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

I had to change the3 power cable because the black cable broke. Now my dryer wont start. How do I fix this


To install a 3-prong power cord on your dryer, use the following color code at the terminal block:

RED - HOT (120VAC)
BLACK - HOT (120VAC)
WHITE - NEUTRAL (0VAC)

Match the corresponding wires to the colors present at the terminal block. The Neutral wire should have a ground strap to the equipment cabinet. If there are no colors on the wires, the two outer wires (left and right on the terminal block) are the HOT leads. The center wire is Neutral.

If you have already correctly installed the power cord, check your thermal fuse. The fuse will trip in an over current condition and will need to be replaced. A wire buring in half will case this. The fuse is located on the blower fan housing inside the dryer.

In addition, check your circuit breaker. Some homes use two 120VAC breakers to provide the 220-240VAC for the dryer power. You may have a breaker tripped.

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. Post back with your complete model number so that I may be able to assist you better. I hope this helps you.

Nov 02, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore 400 series dryer won't start


If you checked the voltage at the terminal block on the back of the dryer while it was plugged in, you should have gotten the following readings:

RED to BLACK = 220-240VAC
RED to NEUTRAL (White) = 110-120VAC
BLACK to NEUTRAL (White) = 110-120VAC

NOTE: If the wires are not color coded at the terminal block, the OUTER two wires (LEFT and RIGHT) are the HOT leads and the center conductor is the NEUTRAL.

If you got anything other than these readings, you may have a bad power cord or a service breaker tripped. Some homes use two separate breakers to make up the 220 service instead of one single 220 breaker. If one breaker is tripped, the dryer may or may not start, depending on which leg it is. Can you please confirm your readings?

You need to confirm you have the proper input voltage before assuming you have any bad components.

Sep 05, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

3 Answers

Gfci breaker keeps tripping


sometimes gfi outlets go bad and trip try testing with a heavy draw machine in it or just replace it and see if this fixes the problem

Jun 22, 2009 | Balboa Instruments Duplex Digital Panel 2...

1 Answer

Dryer stopped heating. I replaced thermostat and heater element. Did no solve problem. I checked voltage at heater. I have 120 VAC on both sides. When I check total voltage from both sides I have 1 VAC....


YOU HAVE A BAD BREAKER OR A BAD CONNECTION AT THE TERMINAL BLOCK AT THE REAR OF THE DRYER. CHECK VOLTAGE STARTING AT THE TERMINAL BLOCK. IF 240 IS PRESENT THEN PROB IS IN DRYER IF NOT, BAD BREAKER

Apr 07, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

G.E. electric dryer terminal block and wires are burnt. I took the dryer apart to clean the inside of dust and lint. I put it back together and plugged it in. The breaker tripped,and I looked at the...


you did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!

Mar 13, 2009 | Kenmore 64902 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I went 2 turn my elect whirlpool dryer on,1st it tripped the breaker,i flipped it & it will nt start up,its getting power..though


if your getting 240v to your dryer but will not start and is tripping breakers there are a few things this could be I would start by making sure your cord is in good condition and the terminal block where the power cord is connected to does not look burned or at your wall plug.

Feb 23, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore 66812 dryer stops but heat stays on


i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Oct 26, 2008 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My kenmore gas dryer heats up but cools down too fast without completely drying my cloths


i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Oct 15, 2008 | Kenmore 74602 Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer Logo

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...