Question about Maytag MDE9700AYW Neptune 174 Electric Dryer
I keep blowing to thermal fuse on my dryer. What could be causing this to happen
Anytime a fuse trips it is due to too much load on a circuit-or over heating-tear down the machine and clean out lint look for it in the ducts that exhausts out of the house and even the outside flap-cheers Denny
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello Tom, welcome to FixYa.
I'll start by saying your post indicates it is a Maytag MDE9700AYW dryer. I'm not sure if you know this, but this particular Maytag is built by Samsung.
To address your question as to where the thermal fuse is located on your dryer, it is one the heater housing, there is a hi-limit and a thermal fuse. If the Thermal fuse/safety is gone, replace the hi-limit as well.
Here is a chart to identify which thermostat is which and it's location, the resitance value to check for and part number for replacement.
Once you've gain access to them you'll need to remove at least one wire to check the continuity...the values are shown in the above chart (basically it's either open or closed)
As far as part, there are a couple of places I prefer, on-line at "searspartsdirect.com" or "repairclinic.com".
**unplug the appliance and turn off the gas supply before attempting any service...safety first**
Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance and I'll do whatever I can. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 02, 2011
SOURCE: Neptune Maytag MDE9700AYW
Remove the screws from the bracket from the vent tube at the back of the dryer.
You can access the belt from there.
If the belt is off then the tensioner will push a switch to shut the dryer down.
Just hook the belt back on or replace the belt whatever needs to be done.
See other posts for this model number on how to connect the belt back if it came off.
They do that when turned the wrong direction.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
SOURCE: maytag dryer mde9700ayw
I have the same problem--it is the heating element. Bad news is they don't make the part anymore. The solution from maytag.com is to buy a new one and they will reimburse you 15%...not a very good solution considering how much this one cost and the amount of years it has been used.
If you find a place that sells the heating element please post!
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
SOURCE: MAYTAG NEPTUNE ERROR CODE OE
The "oe" code indicates a water pressure problem. Remove the water supply hoses and check the small metal screens inside the water inlet valve. Make sure they are clear of rust or debris. Check the water inlet valve solenoids. They can can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity means a bad solenoid I will attach a photo for reference. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
If your machine is FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW the dc/UC errors are caused by a clutch malfunction. Your machine is shutting down with those errors so your Tub Displacement Sensor is working as designed.
Fix the Clutch malfunction and you can wash a single sock or a load of blue jeans and you will not take the dc or UC unbalance errors. See this post for the fix.
Post back if you have questions or need help.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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