Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
My Maytag Neptune dryer stops heating after a few minutes when operated on the moisture sensor setting. The dryer works fine when operated on the timer setting. The vent line is clear. Should I replace the moisture sensor? How would I diagnose and/or replace the moisture sensor?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kenmore dryer
Jeff, almost sounds like a timer issue, but I was fooled on this once. Under the consol is a inline resistor from the main plug. If this resistor is bad, dryer keeps running in timed dry. Part number for the resistor is 3401076. Look it up on the web so you know what it looks like. Just splices in.. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Sep 14, 2006
I do not recognize that part number but an exploded diagram for the dry is at;
Click on the tumbler diagram.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
Inside the dryer there should be two small metal strips (about 6-7 inches long and about 1/4 inch wide). These are the pieces that detect how much moisture is in the clothing. If possible, unscrew the plastic piece that they mount to, and see if the wires are still attached.
Bear in mind that "auto dry" doesn't usually work well unless you have a well filled dryer (one or two items may not come in contact with the sensors enough to tell the machine to continue heating— since it isn't coming in contact with wet clothing, it thinks the load is "dry".
The problem could also come from the circuitry in the control panel, but I would check these first. The fact that the machine works fine in regular timed cycle indicates that the upper limit and multi temp thermostats are working correctly.
As always, unplug the unit before unscrewing anything.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Try running it with the vent disconnected and feel the air coming out of the dryer. It should have good flow. If it dries good, your pipe may be clogged.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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