Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Long drying time for Maytag Neptune MDE5500AYW

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?

Posted by on

  • duane_pullen Apr 30, 2009

    Heating element tested fine.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 291 Answers

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.

please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.thanks.keep updated.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,847 Answers

Here are some tips.

  • Check the fuses
    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.
  • Check 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
Let me know ...
Thanks
K

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

MDE5500AYW Maytag Neptune not heating. Heating Element, both high limit thermostats and thermal fuse have been replaced. What could be the problem?


Firstly, you have not mentioned that you have verified the presence of a power source of 240 volts, so make certain of that issue. If you have proper voltage, then the motor centrifugal switch could be at fault
Below is a link for trouble shooting your model.
http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Dryer/8-4-563862-/Maytag-Dryer-not-heating-MDE5500AYW?r=%2fShop-For-Parts%2fa8b4d563862%2fModel-MDE5500AYW-Maytag-Dryer-Parts

Sep 28, 2016 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer has low heat, not enough to start the timer, tub turns and heat may be 95-100 deg. only and takes forever to dry


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
,./,/.

Feb 21, 2011 | Maytag MDE5500AYW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer is not drying or heating up like it use to - takes forever and ever


Hi,

If your
dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

Here is the rest of this tip about
Dryer Maintenance

heatman101

.....................

Dec 11, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Neptune glass front takes 4 hours to dry clothes.


make sure the vent system is clean. any restrictions can cause the safety switches to activate and turn off heaters. When it cools, the switch resets and starts heating. Unit will continue to cycle the heat off and on. Make sure all elements are working.
Start there.

Jun 07, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE6700A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

The lights on the dryer work it wont start it didnt have any problems drying before this happened no odors or smells i have a maytag MDE5500AYW. please help. thank u


If the display on the dryer reads '88' then place a heating pad over the display. After a few minutes, the '88' code will clear, and it will work fine. Sounds crazy, but works every time for me.

Sep 28, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

My Maytag dryer model number MDE5500AYW has lights on, but won't switch settings. It is stuck in time dry at 18 minutes. Yesterday it was on sensor dry 47 minutes. Do I need a new control board inside...


OK, your control board and LED are integrated, so you will need to just replace the control board. I would try a hard reset before replacing the board. Pull the plug or, shut down the appropriate breaker switch for 5 minutes. Re apply power after the 5 minutes are up. if you continue to experience this fault, replace the control board asap.

CONTROL PANEL(CLICK HERE TO ORDER)

Aug 28, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

My Neptune mde 9700 dryer heats inconsistently. more times than not it take forever to dry a load nomatter what the size


you have either a thermistor at fault of the heating element isnt operating properly

Aug 21, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

NOt drying clothes like it should


Has air flow problem, check to make sure the vent going to the outside is not blocked. If it isnt, you should be able to take off back cover of dryer. Should be a duct that air goes through, take it apart and make sure there is no lint in bottom of it. I had the same problem and that fixed it.

Apr 20, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

My maytag will not run


My neptune dryer electric mde5500ayw will not start the button seemed too be struck, and how can i take the side panel off to check the fuses inside

Nov 20, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...