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Gas dryer does not dry clothes

My Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer has stopped drying clothes properly. The sensor dry and timer functions do not work. The blower appears to be working (we can feel a gush of air coming out the exhaust) and the gas circuit also works - the dryer gets really warm.

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Re: Gas dryer does not dry clothes - Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer Dryers

Try replacing the solenoids/coils.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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My maytag neptune dryer is taking twice as long to dry cloths. i've had it 5 years & it's gas.

Clogged Vent
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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sounds like a bad timer. if it sticks every time replace they are expensive

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your dryer has a safety feature that it will not run or heat when the door is opened. It is so no gas fumes are exhauseted into your home. Once the safety is engaged, It will not allow the dryer to restart for a short while. It should clear itself after only a few minutes. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Remove the rear connecting vent and run a 45 minute timed dry load. If it works correctly repair the connecting vent and or blockage in the wall.
If this does not correct the problem make sure the glow bar is cycling at the gas valve and report back for further repair.

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I believe that it does. All of these parts should be functioning properly in order to dry the clothes well.

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It sounds like you may need a new timer. Has water or anything gotten into the timer. This could be causing a short or faulty reading in it.

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There is a cheap PDF repair manual on eBay for this model. It is item number 200258764242.


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