Question about Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer
As you may imagine, a dryer is about the most simple household electric item there is. It is a gigantic tub that has a huge belt around it that attaches to an electric motor. The belt is rubber and subject to wear, as well as extreme heat caused by the whole process.
90% of the time its the belt, but unusually, your motor could be fried (which makes repair worthless). It's no wonder people make a living off of taking these units off the side of the road, replacing the belt for $20 and selling them on CL for $100.
You need to locate the model number and/or serial number for your unit. Also you need to open it up (which should be easy) and confirm the belt is mangled, and the motor spins fine. The belt could also just have jumped the track, and you can replace it. Replacing the belt is similar to putting a chain back on a bicycle. Usually if the belt jumps the track, it needs replacement anyway. Take the belt off/out of the way, and run the dryer to confirm the electric motor is running fine.
After that plug you model number and/or serial in google, with "replacement belt" and you should be able to find information on it.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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