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Dryer was running, clothes were warm and then it shut off and will not turn back on. Checked the circuit breaker, it's got power going to it.

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Neptune dryer has power but will not spin.I hear a faint click comming from the left side. model#MDE9700AYM


An electric Neptune clothes dryer, like most electric clothes dryers, has two circuit breakers: one for the drum and another for the heating element. Both breakers need to be in the "on" position for it to run properly. Go to your main circuit box. Reset both of the dryer's circuit breakers to the "on" position. If one of the breakers trips again, there's a problem with the dryer component that it operates. Contact a dryer repair technician to evaluate the machine's condition.
The lid switch is a small latch located on the interior of the door frame on your Neptune clothes dryer. It keeps the door securely shut when the dryer's on to prevent injury should you open the door and reach inside while it's turning. If the lid switch becomes damaged, the dryer won't turn on even though its lights might work. Run your finger over the lid switch and listen for a clicking sound. If you don't hear a sound when the latch is compressed, it's faulty and needs to be swapped out.

The thermal cut-off is a heat-sensitive safety feature on a Neptune clothes dryer that shuts off the heating element if the dryer overheats. After it activates, it can't be reset; you must replace it. Until it's replaced, your dryer might only partially function, so while its lights might turn on, the dryer might not spin or heat. Don't exchange an old thermal cut-off for a new one until you first determine what promoted it to trip, otherwise your dryer likely will overheat again.

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1st go the the house breaker (dbl breaker) for the dryer and shut it off and turn it back on, your dryer runs on 220 volts of power but if the breaker is partially tripped it may be only running on 110 volts which is only enough power to turn the lights on and to turn the drum the element needs 220 volts to turn on. If it still doesn't heat after resetting the breaker then you may need a heating element or thermostat. The dryer isn't shutting off because it isn't detecting the clothes are getting dry so once you fix your heating problem the dryer should start shutting off on its own again.

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Why does my Kenmore dryer not heat up.
There are several causes, but the most common one is the heating element. Before we diagnose that lets get down to the rock bottom of basics. An electric dryer runs on 240 volts, like a AC system. So
240 volt systems use two circuit breakers. The heating element in the dryer works on 240 volts. The motor and all the other control parts work on 120 Volts. Just like the other electrical items in your house. So the first thing to do is Check the circuit breaker. A circuit breaker for a dryer has two switches linked together with a cross bar. (or it has two large fuses in which one could be blown) It is possible for 1 of the two switches to be tripped.
Locate the breaker for the dryer. Switch it completely off. Wait 20 seconds and turn it back on. If it won't go on, there is an electrical short in the dryer wiring.
Now we are going to check the heating element. But first, REMOVE ALL OF THE CLOTHES IN THE DRYER. Now turn it on and see if there IS heat when it is empty. If there is IS heat. Then the problem is a clogged, or pinched-shut vent hose in the back. In this case, the moisture in the clothes has no place to go, so it stays in the cloths and they stay wet. If this is the case, pull the machine out from the wall about 8 inches. look down at the hose from the back and make sure it is not crushed. Now see how it dries with the clothes in it.
Let's say it is still not hot. Now we are normally looking at a special white colored fuse that is
mounted inside in the rear. Or a blown heating element that is mounted in the same area.
This repair at this point would normally require a professional technician. BUT if you want to do it, let me know and I will advise you of the steps. Hope this helps,
Best, Mark

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1. Check the circuit breaker for your dryer
2. check to make sure the door switch is operating correctly (this is a safety device that prevents the machine from turning on if the door isn't shut or if the switch is defective.
3. Recheck

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Double check the circuit breaker for the dryer (Electric Neptune). Turn it off, then turn it back on. Its possible that the breaker may have tripped for some reason, but wasn't able to trip all the way.

Does the interior of the dryer get warm at all? You could have a 1 of multiple heating elements that has shorted. If no heat at all, the likely a heating element has opened up. Unplug dryer from wall (turn off circuit breaker first!). Use a ohm meter to measure and check continuity of the heating elements.

There may also be a sail switch in the air path of the dryer. The purpose of the sail switch is to keep the elements turned off until there is enough air blowing through the dryer. This helps prevent fires, as well as shrunken denim.

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Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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The problem may not be with your dryer but with the circuit breaker...

Locate the circuit breaker for the dryer. Run the dryer for awhile and with the back of your finger pressed against each of the two switches (it will be a double breaker), see if the breaker is getting warm or wait until the dryer quits then check the breaker for any noticeable increase in temperature. With properly rated breakers, they should not get warm. If getting warm, it is a sign the breaker is bad and should be replaced.

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