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Maytag Neptune Dryer Control Panel Failure

I have a Maytag Neptune dryer (MDE5500AYW, SN 10485819ZB). Went to press start button and heard a click and then the control panel went blank. Dryer light still comes on and checked both phases of incoming power at the power wire terminal on the dryer and they look fine. Took cover off back to look at the back of the control board - I don't see anything that looks burned up (didn't smell anything either) and I don't see any kind of fuses or anything that might have opened. Seemed like something just tripped out when it happened. I assume that something on the control panel board failed but I have no experience with this type of equipment. Based on my description, what are the likely culprits? Thanks.

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  • DOD Feb 23, 2009

    Sorry - Upon removal of the board from the dryer it became obvious that there are a couple of burnt areas. On the back of the board at RL2 one of the contacts melted and all four of the larger resistors in the upper right of the board (R53, 54, 55, 56) are darkened. It looks as if one of the large blue caps might be damaged as well. Looks like I definitely need a new board - should I check for anything else before I replace the board? Thanks.

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is the drum light on while the door is closed?? look on the teck sheet found in the lower front panel for a wiring diagram momery servers me there is a thermal fuse chances are this is bad if you cant find this tech sheet I will look in my invoice book and see if I can find the sheet for it good luck let me know what you find out

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inside the control panel is a tech sheet that has some diagnostics on it . there is a membrane button test or something to that effect. I suspect that the start/pause button is the problem and you would need to replace the console w/touchpad.about $130-140 new. there are some used ones on ebay.

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