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I have a Maytag Neptune MDE4000AYW electric dryer. It has been trouble free until now. The problem: When I pushed the start button, it started slow several times. I stopped using ut for 4 hours. Now, when I push start button, there is a loud humming noise, and the dryer won't turn on regardless what cycle it's on. Please advise.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    Hi, I press the start button on my Neptune electric dryer and it makes a loud noise like a grinding noise (almost like it's trying to start) and then thats it; It never starts. I kept pressing it and it finally stopped making the noise and I smelled a plastic type burn smell. I left it alone for about 30 minutes. It made the same noise but it started this last time after about 5 seconds of that noise/grinding/humming type noise.

  • Wendy Sanderlin
    Wendy Sanderlin Mar 19, 2008

    Hi, I press the start button on my Neptune electric dryer and it makes
    a loud noise like a grinding noise (almost like it's trying to start)
    and then thats it; It never starts. I kept pressing it and it finally
    stopped making the noise and I smelled a plastic type burn smell. I
    left it alone for about 30 minutes. It made the same noise but it
    started this last time after about 5 seconds of that
    noise/grinding/humming type noise.

  • tracep Apr 03, 2008

    wondering if you've found the solution?

    i had the same burning (plastic almost) smell, that gradually went away, but now a week later it will not work at all. i just unplugged the unit to check the power source, and the plug is very corroded! no wonder i smell burning, and thank goodness it hasn't started a fire! has anyone else experienced this, and what should i do?

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    grinding noise when it starts. when i go to the second load in it doesn't start wait a couple of hours and it does. Thanks Norm

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Its a motor problem check to see if theres a capacitor that starts the motor it may be burnt out it will have 16uf etc on it or the motor itself could be faulty if its covered in lint they over heat.hope this helps.

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