Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
The dryer sometimes dries, but more often than not, is starting to just tumble with no heat turning on. It's sporadic, no switches or dials are being used differently. We always set it to the normal heated tumble dry setting. Seems like either a sensor or something, since it does dry the load perfectly when the heater turns on. Other than that, it will tumble for many many hours when the heater doesn't turn on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this will be a problem with your thermostats 1 of them will have a thermal cut-out switch built onto it this thermostat needs replacing it is faulty
Posted on Aug 15, 2007
first, check your exhaust, you have to make sure there is no buildup at all inside it. this is the most common problem to cause this. if lint gets backed up, there is a sensor that shuts down the heating element after only a few seconds. hope this helps
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
first, check the exhaust, make sure every inch of it is clean on the inside. if there is any blockage, the heat will build up in the exhaust and a sensor will shut down the heating element.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
SOURCE: Gaining access to dryer
open door you see 2 screws holding hinge a a piece,,remove them now remove the 2 screws opposite them ..just let door stay for now...pull the front panel to you its just on 2 clips...now at each corner of the bottom of the top theres a upside down l shaped clip remove 5/16 inche nut driver...ok left the top...swing it up and back ,,so it will lean back,...remove 4 bulk head screw and the door switch connection..and your there..onthejob
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
Hi Joy Ann,
The automatic cycle of your dryer depends on air circulating in, through and out of your dryer efficiently. If air isn't circulating properly, your timer will stall and run forever.
Timed Dry, on the other hand is independent. The timer only does what it's told to do... count down time.
So, yes. You do have a blockage in the vent to outside. When you said the "Vents are clean", I presume you mean the lint filter. That's good. It's always good to keep that clear. What I'm talking about is the four inch vent tube from the dryer to the wall. How close is the back of the dryer to the wall? If it's less than 4", the vent is crushed. Take a flashlight and look behind the dryer without moving it. See that flex hose back there connecting the dryer to the wall? If it is pinched, so is your air flow. Either pull the dryer out about 8" from the wall, or shorten the hose.
If all of that checks out OK, though.. (your flex line to the wall isn't pinched) that means that the vent in the wall is blocked somewhere. Trust me... I've seen all kinds of things block vents to the outside. Bird nests mainly, squirrel's, reptiles, rodents... they all love to build nests in the warm place <--that would be your dryer exhaust.
Recommendation: pull the dryer out at LEAST 8" from the wall and see if that helps. If not, your Home's internal dryer vent should be professionally cleaned (should be done once a year for 2 story Homes).
Bottom line is this... if your dryer is heating, it's trying to do its' job. The only reason it can't is because air isn't circulating properly.
Look into it, Joy Ann... Dryer fires are serious and they are caused by blocked ventilation.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-
1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.
4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.
Hope this helps...
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