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I have a MDE4000AYW Neptune dryer and at times the machine will trip the breaker over and over and then again I can run several loads and it will run fine

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Unplug the machine,Check the terminal block where the line cord fastens to the machine (on the back small panel)these tend to come loose and arc causing the circuit to over heat,if this goes on for too long the the terminal block and the eyelets on the wiring can burn off and you'll have to replace them. 

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There is no way to guess what this problem is. The breaker could be failing, but you need an ammeter to test the current draw. Could be a loose connection, could be a failing element. You need to troubleshoot the problem with a meter

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This is your complaint;
"I have a Maytag Neptune MDE4000AYW Dryer. The internal light is on but the control panel will not start the dryer. The breaker did not trip, i have full electricity to the dryer. My settings work but will not preform when i press the start button. Is this an internal electrical problem? Can i fix this myself?"

Thank you for providing a valid make and model number!

Tip: A volt-ohm meter is a valuable tool for diagnosing problems.

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!. Sometimes a breaker will only trip 1 side of the 2 sided breaker. Reset the breaker by flipping it off then back on to remove any doubt!
Note: This is not 100% positive, as a breaker can fail on 1/2 the sides, so you will need a meter to test voltage, if you have ruled all else out.

2. Sometimes a thermal fuse in the dryer will open due to a venting issue. The fuse is mounted on the blower housing
or on the element tube. See links for part diagram: http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=516650&PPStack=1

http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1660&PPStack=1

See this link for diassembly procedures:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_18.asp

Inspect your vent thouroughly for obstructions. Also, inspect your lint filter if you use fabric sheets, by holding the filter flat under running water. If the water beads up and does not strain through the filter screen, replace the filter and avoid using fabric sheets.

3. The door switch may have failed, see link for part diagram.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46718, See item no.6.

4.Wiring: The wiring at the dryer terminal block may have burned up. See link for diagram:
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=516193&PPStack=1


5. Push to start switch failure. See link below:
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1033496&PPStack=1


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