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1997 Neptune elect dryer that quit heating all together... Runs other wise. Need location of manual to show how to change heating element

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You can get the manual through a web-site called Appliance Parts Pros .com or call them even today at 1-877-477-7278 even today from 9A.M. to
6 P.M. E.D.T

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Dryer runs hot and clothes come out badly wrinkled This Neptune dryer is about 7years old.


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the blower motor to make sure it is not faulty, also check the blower fan blade to make sure it is not broken or plugged with lint.
Check the Door Switch.
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape and running the dryer to check to see if the element is red or not,
or with an ohm meter check the two terminals of the thermostat/thermister
after you have removed the wires, the thermostat/thermistor should have/show continuity across the terminals.
If the coil heats up, or the thermostat/thermistor shows an open circut
then replace the thermostat/thermistor as it is defective.
If it overheats the dryer will not operate properly.
It's located on the blower housing.
It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
You can test it with an Ohm meter/continuity checker, if no continuity,
replace it)
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace an element go to the following website, it will give you an idea what you are in for:
davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
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Jan 16, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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What amperage breaker required for neptune 5500 dryer? Also, it shows 120/240 volt on back canit be wired for 110 current? Thanks, Mark


No it can NOT be wired for 110 .Actually everything it the unit runs on 110 volts except for the heating element which needs 220 volts..As far as the circuit breaker is concerned you need a minimum of 30 amps

Nov 22, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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I need to locate the heating element in my Maytag MDE5500AYW Dryer. I had the front pulled off and could see the drum etc. But could not easily find the heating element and I am afraid to take off too much...


www.scribd.com/.../Maytag-Neptune-MAH3000AWW-Service-Manual
Please use these service manuals, above and below to help you locate your issue, inside these manuals are all diagrams etc.
www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16010061.pdf

Jun 21, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Neptune Not heating


I did find a service manual for this unit. If you want to get me an email address to send it to it is in pdf format.

Apr 22, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE4000 Electric Dryer

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Runs no heat


heat coil is probably your culperate

Jul 23, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer works but no heat, have a multimeter but need to know how to use and what to test


no heat at all? open front to access heater box, set meter to ohms. (unplug dryer), test for continuity across element connections. (disco at least one wire at each part to ensure accurate results for each check. then reconnect when done) some ohms is good here. if OL on meter then its open/bad. check each thermostat on side. they should all be 0 ohms. post results.
At terminal block in rear check voltage while plugged in. set meter to volts AC. each outside terminal to center should show 120 V approx. then together 240v. if 120 only on one side or one side significantly less than 120 then check outlet. Missing one phase/leg of supply can cause motor to run but no heat.

May 03, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer runs no heat


it is probably the element but cut the breaker off then back on then run the dryer again IF IT STILL DONT HEATis then the element or even a limit switch on the element let me know what you find
bill

Jan 09, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Heating Element


your dryer is a 220 plug check the circuit breaker first
one 110 runs the heating element and the other 110 runs motor and dials
this is usually the cause of dryer malfunctions
heating elements are simple big mesh of curled metal wire like a toaster but more of it
it would take alot to knock out the heating element
check the dials too these could be sticking or worn dials you dont have to run dryer to check dials

Jun 27, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Not drying no heat.


be element are thermo fuse on element no easy to change remove 2 screws on door hinge 2 screws on the ather side frount comes off there the element

Feb 29, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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