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Maytag Neptune Dryer

I have a Maytag Neptune Dryer that I purchased in 2005 that just quit. I unplugged it and plugged it back up once and about 15 minutes later the lights on the control panel came back on and the dryer worked for about 30 minutes and that was it. Now the light inside the dryer comes on but the control panel doesn't do anything, no lights or anything.
My wife is wearing me out about fixing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • wolf5 Jan 10, 2008

    my maytag neptune dryer wont start the inside light comes on and the digital panal lights up but it wont start

  • liryca Jan 21, 2008

    i have the same problem.  all the lights are on but it won't start.  the knob that turns it on is loose.



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Is the drum light on while the door is closed?? look on the teck sheet found in the lower front panel for a wiring diagram momery servers me there is a thermal fuse chances are this is bad if you cant find this tech sheet I will look in my invoice book and see if I can find the sheet for it good luck let me know what you find out

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