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I have a Maytag Neptune Model #MDG6800Aww

It spins but does not heat up. We checked the lint filter and the ducts going outside and they are clean. Any ideas would be great.

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  • MarJacOutlet Feb 06, 2009

    I have almost the same problem with my Neptune Model #MDG6800Aww .

    Makes me wonder if this is a problem wtih these dryers.

    We can dry clothes but it is take 3-5 cycles to get them dry,SOMETIMES.

    Sometime they won't dry at all.

    Then at times we can leave it off for a few hours, and get it to partly dry the clothing.

    Vents and hoses were check and they are clear.

    Less dry shows up most of the time when it is first started.

    Occassionally More Dry will come on and this is when the clothing drys the most.

    It however will not dry the loads completely at any time.

    I am very curious to know if this is a heating element or problem with the switch.

    Hope someone can help.

    MarJac Outlets





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Hi!! You seem to have a problem with your heating element on the dryer..Also make sure that your breaker going into your dryer is on..Good luck..

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The first thing to check is the fuses or breakers in your homes fuse box. If this fuse is blown, it is possible for your dryer to spin but not produce heat. If you've checked the fuses and they are not blown, the next possible cause is the heating element.
To check the heating element, move the back panel of the dryer. You'll need a volt/ohmmeter to check the element terminal. Locate the element and set the volt/ohmmeter on the RX-1 scale. Remove one lead from the element and then place one probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the terminal of the element. Place the other probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the remaining terminal of the element. Look for a continuity reading of the volt/ohmmeter of approximately 2-5 ohms. If there is no continuity reading, the heating element is defective and should be replaced.
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Turn off the power; remove the front and rear panels and vacuum out the lint from around the motor and idler. Poor air flow uses more energy and can cause lint build-up in the internal ducting, leading to a fire hazard.


Please check the bellow links to get a detailed idea as to why a dryer is not heating up, you can trouble shoot your problem after going through the article therein:-


http://www.dryernotheating.com/


http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Replace-Your-Dryer-Heating-Element


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


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Make sure the lint screen is clean.

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