Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
Remove the screws to the door hinges and get the door out yer way.
Grab the goal posts on both sides at the top of the dryer and yank the front panel towards you lift it up and out the way.
Remove the brackets that secure the top.
Get the front shroud off. Remove the drum. Check all components for continuity. Refer to tech sheet for resistance ohms values on thermister. All other components should simply have continuity.
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The circuit breaker may be tripping because of a fault with the dryer or it may be a fault with the circuit breaker being weak.
From the description you give the circuit breakers trip frequently.
I'd suggest you first try selecting the no heat air fluff cycle and run it to see if the breaker trips. If the circuit breaker doesn't trip in air fluff then there is likely a short in the heating element.
With a clamp-on amp meter you can read the amp draw of the dryer when it is heating. With the motor and element both working you would see approximately 25-26 amperes being drawn. The breaker is rated at 30 amps. If the breaker trips and only 26 amps are being drawn then the breaker is the problem.
Try the air fluff cycle first and see if the breaker will trip. Then with additional details I may be able to help you further.
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