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Neptune Dryer Just Stopped

I have a Maytag Neptune Dryer, model MDG5500AWW. I just heard the beeping sound when it is ready to shut off, went in the laundry room and found the dryer not spinning and a faint smell. All the lights ontop light up normally but the drum isn't turning. It spins freely. Any suggestions? Also, if it is the belt, do I just remove the screws in the front inside the door to check things? I bought this as a floor model and it came with no manual.

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  • Murphy Taylor Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response. This sounds crazy, but once my husband pulled out the lint filter and put it back in, the dryer worked fine. I had some socks and a pair of tennis shoes in there and I wondered if the shoes hit the filter and lifted it somehow just enough to affect the dryer. I will download these manuals so I have them for the future. Thank you for the quick response and help. I really appreciate it.

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The user manual can be found here: http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/2206682B_MD55.PDF

The service manual can be found here: http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16023110.pdf

It does sound like the belt.  Refer to the service manual above on installing a new belt or troubleshooting for other issues.

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