Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Won't start. The start light flashes. Timer appears to be functioning.

My dryer won't start. A green light under the start button flashes, pressing the start button does not do a thing. I don't hear a motor hum. The light inside the dryer come on when I open the door. The display showing the time appears to be functioning. In another dryer problem description their panel showed something like an 8 for the time. I am fairly confident that the time counter display is functioning. What could be the problem? Thanks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

You could have a couple of things going on that may cause your symptoms. First of all, unplug the dryer. If you can access the inside of the dryer check to see if the dryer belt is broken. On some dryer models if the dryer belt breaks a "broken belt relay" on the idler pulley near the motor will trip causing the motor to shut down. This is to prevent a broken belt from becoming wrapped around the motor shaft. Another possibility is a blown thermal fuse or thermal cut-out. Some dryer models have a thermal fuse mounted on the exhaust vent housing and is white in color. This should read a short. There should be a thermal cut-out mounted on the heating element housing as well. There will be a hi-limit thermostat mounted near it. The thermostat will have a resistance reading (can't remember exactly what it is), and the thermal cut-out should read a short. If the thermal c/o is bad, replace the hi-limit thermostat as well. Now if you have a thermal fuse or thermal cut-out problem, they generally blow for a reason. Check your dryer ducting for proper air flow and make sure its not clogged full of lint. Normally, a thermal problem is associated with your dryer overheating. Good luck and let me know if this helps.

Posted on Jun 22, 2007

Ad

3 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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
Washer_tech
  • 164 Answers

SOURCE: Won't start. The start light flashes.

there is a possiblity that the door switch is not working. if you are handy refer to he parts book to see how to remove the switch and check for continuity.

Posted on Jun 24, 2007

tomcattech17
  • 214 Answers

SOURCE: Our 8 year old kenmore

Here is a good link for basic troubleshooting... But 10 to one the culprit is a thermal fuse or thermal cut off.... they are usually pretty cheap and easy to replace....

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-start+repair.htm

One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse\cut off (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer's vent system. Even though these devices do 'wear out' with age, poor airflow's the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent's partially clogged, a new thermal won't last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you 'cold' (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).

More info and pics:

http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYthermalfuses.htm

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you set the clock for a 1061978 oxo timer


This is the only timer model OXO doesn't provide for download on their site. But I also own this timer, and this is what I've learned:

set-clock-1061978-oxo-timer-b1enchklgluxhkaxylqpxcgq-1-0.jpg
To set clock:

  1. Press and hold clock/timer button for 3 seconds (clock icon will appear on left side of screen).
  2. Input time using keypad then quickly press clock/timer button to save.

To set timer:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Enter desired time using keypad (to a maximum of 99hrs:99mins:99secs).
  4. Press stop/start to begin countdown.
  5. Pause countdown by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  6. When countdown is complete, timer will beep continuously for 30 seconds and display will flash. Timer will then beep every 10 seconds for 10 minutes until the stop/start button is pressed.
  7. Press clock/timer button to return to clock function.

To time activities:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Press stop/start and plus (+) sign will appear on right side of screen as timer begins counting up.
  4. Pause count-up by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  5. When you're finished timing, press stop/start to end timing function.
  6. Press clock/timer to return to clock function.

Sep 15, 2013 | Oxo Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Need manual for oxo #1061978 timer


I own this model also and OXO doesn't offer the manual online. So here's what I've learned to do:


need-manual-oxo-1061978-timer-b1enchklgluxhkaxylqpxcgq-1-0.jpg

To set clock:

  1. Press and hold clock/timer button for 3 seconds (clock icon will appear on left side of screen).
  2. Input time using keypad then quickly press clock/timer button to save.

To set timer:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Enter desired time using keypad (to a maximum of 99hrs:99mins:99secs).
  4. Press stop/start to begin countdown.
  5. Pause countdown by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  6. When countdown is complete, timer will beep continuously for 30 seconds and display will flash. Timer will then beep every 10 seconds for 10 minutes until the stop/start button is pressed.
  7. Press clock/timer button to return to clock function.

To time activities:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Press stop/start and plus (+) sign will appear on right side of screen as timer begins counting up.
  4. Pause count-up by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  5. When you're finished timing, press stop/start to end timing function.
  6. Press clock/timer to return to clock function.

Mar 07, 2013 | Oxo Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Instructions for oxo model 1061978


instructions-oxo-model-1061978-b1enchklgluxhkaxylqpxcgq-1-0_0.jpg
To set clock:

  1. Press and hold clock/timer button for 3 seconds (clock icon will appear on left side of screen).
  2. Input time using keypad then quickly press clock/timer button to save.
To set timer:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Enter desired time using keypad (to a maximum of 99hrs:99mins:99secs).
  4. Press stop/start to begin countdown.
  5. Pause countdown by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  6. When countdown is complete, timer will beep continuously for 30 seconds and display will flash. Timer will then beep every 10 seconds for 10 minutes until the stop/start button is pressed.
  7. Press clock/timer button to return to clock function.
To time activities:

  1. Press and release clock/timer button.
  2. If necessary, press clear/memory so timer reads all zeroes.
  3. Press stop/start and plus (+) sign will appear on right side of screen as timer begins counting up.
  4. Pause count-up by pressing stop/start; resume by pressing button again.
  5. When you're finished timing, press stop/start to end timing function.
  6. Press clock/timer to return to clock function.

Feb 17, 2013 | Oxo Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

The green start light is flashing and won't start again when pressed.


Cycle thru the wash settings. Do all the lights work for the different settings?

Nov 25, 2012 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

We pulled our stacked washer out from the wall to service the cold water hose filter on the back of the unit. when we pushed it back into it's location the washer won't start, won't fill...


I know you don't want to hear this, but either you did something to the hose filter or you didn't get it plugged back in correctly.

If you banged the water inlet valve in moving it back, it might be damaged.

Suggest you unplug everything and start over.

Sep 04, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831F Top Load Stacked Washer...

1 Answer

WOODS 59018 TIMER WIREING CORRECT INSTALLED WITH POWER OFF NETURAL GROUND UP TO CODE LOAD /LINE PROPER.NEW OUT OF BOX WON'T RESET. STEP 1 LAMPS LOAD SIDE GOOD. RETIRED CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN


I don't have answer for defective timer. Buy another timer if everything below checks out:
59018 7-day timer has limited 1 year warranty, and appears to be made by Tork
Timer is for 120Volt single-pole only.
Rated for 1000 watt tungsten, 8A ballast, 1/4 HP
Push reset button with toothpick > not necessary to press-and-hold other button to accomplish reset.
After reset, 12:00 am Monday should display.
Programs are deleted. Reprogram timer.

To check, change and delete specific programming, press PROG key until selected program displays, and then set new programming >>> or press-and-hold MODE button and press PROG button again to delete selected program.

Timer has non-replaceable 30-day carryover battery and does not lose programming after power outage, and will retain programs until battery is depleted.

Review wiring:
Hot to timer black.
Neutral to timer white.
Load to timer red.
Ground to timer green.

Lights will blink if timer red and timer white are connected to load together.
Timer will not function if timer black and red wires are reversed. Display will not show.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#59028

Aug 07, 2011 | Woods InWall 7 Day Digital Programmable...

1 Answer

My dryer won,t start. When you set the timer and turned the starter on you hear a sound that seems it will run but when you let go the starter it just won/t run


You have a bad motor. There should be a button you can press to make your dryer go while the door is open. Hold that and push the button in and then turn the drum. if that doesn't make it go then it is your motor

Apr 18, 2011 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

The scan function won't work on my HP Deskjet F4280. When I press the scan button, all that happens is the light on the power button starts flashing. Any assistance would be much appreciated.


the scan function won\'t work on my HP Deskjet F4280. When I press the scan button, all that happens is the light on the power button starts flashing. Any assistance would be much appreciated

Dec 03, 2010 | HP DeskJet F4280 All In One Printer InkJet

1 Answer

Won't start. The start light flashes.


there is a possiblity that the door switch is not working. if you are handy refer to he parts book to see how to remove the switch and check for continuity.

Jun 21, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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

212 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

79186 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...