Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
This dryer is currently taking forever to dryer. There is heat, but it's just taking a long time. I checked the vent and removed a birds nest from where it vents outside, which I'm guessing caused something internally to go bad. When I pulled the dryer out from the wall, the back seemed to be hot. Does this sound like the heating element needs replaced?
Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat orpocket thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are worn out.
Check blower fan for proper air flow Check the blower wheel for being stripped out in the middle
Notice: this is a common problem The hole in the center of the blower wheel should be "D" shaped. These strip out after awhile and then spin freely on the shaft, not spinning at the same speed as the motor. This makes a dryer to take long to dry.
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Posted on Apr 30, 2009
Here are some tips.
If you have an electric dryer, the first thing to check are 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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