Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
My maytag neptune dryer will not restart after the first load has dryed and a new load is immediately loaded. I have replaced the hose, cleaned the lint trap with soap and water, and blew out any lint from the screen trap to the rear of the machine. it makes a buzzing sound when you try to restart it and there is a smell of something burning, is it worth fixing or just buy a new dryer. thank you.
Your dryer needs a new motor. It should cost about $200-250 including labor. Call a local repairman - not a national company. Give him the model number and ask him to bring the motor with him.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...
The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...
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If the dryer is not drying the clothes then you would need to check for the following things-
1. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working.
2. Check for the amp reading at 240 V, it should have reading of 24, 21 and 3 amp (approx.) for 2 lines and neutral respectively.
3. Heating element may have turned or the connection to the element might be loose. Sometimes a shorted circuit element will keep on blowing the fuse or circuit breaker.
4. Motor wiring shorting to ground.
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