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Display I have a maytaag neptune. I set it on sensor dry and start the machine. After a while the display will read (instead of the time) a rotating rectangle. It will shut off and restart automatically. I believe that it is not drying at that point.

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Re: Display

Check your manual. Sound like wrinkle guard setting

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Need trouble shooting proceedure to enter self diagnostics for maytag neptune

From the service manual there is more to it but that was all I could put here.
Accessing Service/Diagnostic Mode:
Pressing down the damp dry and time (-) keys
for 5 seconds places the machine in the
diagnostic mode.
The following table lists the various tests
available while in the Service Mode, which
can be accessed by pressing the following
Press Keys Special Test/ Function
release Diagnostic Codes
temp(^ )
Sequences up the
help/diagnostic code list
dryer temp(v) Sequences down the
help/diagnostic code list
time (-) Displays Software Revision
very dry(< ) View current cycle
temperature (Co)
Start or pause cycle running
but remain in Diagnostic
Accessing Diagnostic Codes
After the machine is in the diagnostic mode,
a ‘d’ will display and let the technician know
they are in the diagnostic mode. Pressing the
wrinkle release key will access the diagnostic
codes.The diagnostic codes can be viewed by
using the temperature (^) & (v) keys.
The down arrow key will sequence down the
list one each time it is pushed with no wrap.
The first time the down arrow key is pushed
the display will sequence to the next code
logged. The last code being displayed being
the oldest code. The up arrow will sequence
up the list one code each time it is pushed
until it reaches the top code. If there are no
diagnostic codes available, ‘00‘ will be
displayed for the diagnostic code.
There will be no multiple occurrences of
either a diagnostic code or help code generated
in the same cycle reported on the list.
But if the same code occurs in repeated
cycles, it will be registered.
To clear the diagnostic code list press
wrinkle prevent and very dry (>) for 5
seconds while viewing the list.
System Check Mode
While in diagnostic mode, pressing the damp
and signal (+) keys for 2 seconds, will
put the dryer into the system check mode.
"SC" will display.
This mode will allow the various inputs and
outputs to be controlled and viewed by the
technician by pressing individual keys. If no
activity is seen for 5 minutes after a key is
depressed, the control will reset back to the
normal mode. If no further activity is seen
after an additional 5 minutes the washer will
turn off. The following table lists the various
functions based upon on keys being depressed.
Membrane Pad Check
While in system check mode, pressing the
damp dry and sensor dry keys for 5 seconds,
will start a membrane pad switch test.
The membrane check involves turning all the
embedded LED on the membrane pad on.
All the LED’s can be toggled off by pressing
the key associated with the LED. To exit the
test at any point, press the damp dry (>) &
sensor dry keys again for 5 seconds or press
the off key to exit diagnostic mode.
Key Pressed: Function Performed
sensor dry
Enable sensor dry circuit.
(sense dry LED) When short
circuit is detected across the
sensor bars the normal dry
LED will turn on.
start/ pause
Cycles the motor relay
on/off. When the motor is
running the start/pause LED
is on.
dry temp(^ )
If motor is running, cycles
the heater/gas valve on/off.
When the heater is regular
temp LED is on.
very dry(< ) View current cycle
temperature (Co)

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Put a heating pad over the display panel. After 5 - 10 minutes, the display panel will return to normal and the dryer will work,

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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.

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Maytag neptune MDE9700AYW ts t5 error

Check to see if your thermistor is bad by measure the resistance. It should be 10K Ohms at room temperature.
If it's bad, replace it BUT you have to CLEAR to error code.
1. Enter to Service Mode by press CHIME and TEMPERATURE keys for 3 seconds or until 3 beeps are heard.
2. Access Diagnostic Codes by pressing WRINKLE PREVENT. A d will be displayed. Rotate the CYCLE SELECTOR KNOB in either direction to read it.
3. Press SENSOR DRY and TIME keys for 3 seconds to clear it.
4. Power OFF to exit Service Mode
5. Power ON
Hope this helps

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Fixed the problem, not the machine, needed a new dryer vent. Just unhooked the vent and
the dryer worked perfectly. V

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Drying manually

Select speed dry. The time button changes time (20,30,40,50,60 minutes) and you can use the small silver buttons on either side of the display to add or subtract individual minutes, so you could set for 43 minutes or 67 minutes for example. Remember to select the temp you desire also.

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Error code on dryer display

Check your breakers. Mine was doing the same thing, all of the 120v parts of the machine were working. (blower/drum motor/ lights) However the element wasn't coming on. Went to the breaker and found that one side of the 2 pole breaker was tripped. Turned both off and back on. Heater started working again.

When you set the dryer on settings such as normal or permanent press, it engages the various sensors that help the dryer to make the most efficient use of energy. Moisture sensor, heat sensor etc. (THAT IS WHAT TURNS ON YOUR AD SETTING) Normally it selects a time based on factory settings that it believes your load should be dried by. Say 50 minutes at Normal (high heat, normal) Every so often during the cycle, the machine will check the humidity sensor and the other sensors and try to see if the dryer is still on schedule. Sometimes it will determine that more time is needed, occasionally less time. While it calculates, it displays the Ad meaning that the machine is on auto dry. TO TURN OFF AUTO DRY, set it to a time setting instead of a DESCRIPTION setting.

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Problem when drying gets to 1 minute mark

This is happening when you selected the wrinkle prevent option or you set it to wrinkle release cycle.what it does is it is tumbling with no heat to release the wrinkle in the clothing. This is normal.It could also be normal part of drying in "regular" cycle

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