Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
How do I check the element
what else can it be
To check the element you need a continuity test this test insures there aren't any breaks in the heating element that you can't see. If there is continuity then you possible could have a hi limit switch (this looks like a small round button about the size of a dime, located in the housing holding your element) burnt out. If the element is burnt out there will be no continuity on the element. If there is continuity then take the hi lmit swithch out and replace it. Take the model and serial numbers to an appliance parts store for replacement. Good Luck
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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-
1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.
4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.
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