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Neptune Dryer is heating up sporadically...

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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gittos73
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SOURCE: Keeps on cutting out on Hot drying cycle

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

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SOURCE: It takes several auto cycles on regular heat to dry a load of laundry when I think it should only take one. What's wrong?

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

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune Dryer-stopped heating

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

onthejob5130
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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

SolutionGuy
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SOURCE: I have a magtag gas dryer with that heat sensor

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,
SG

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: not heating properly, many cycles to dry loads

Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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