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I have a maytag neptune dryer model # mde5500ayw it will not start flashing code pf

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In almost all cases this pf code is caused by a defective dryer control board, this board is part of the control panel that u use to set the dryers diff settings and start it into the dry cycle, the board is around $200 but some tests must be performed to verify this is the problem, if u don't know how do electrical testing procedures and don't have required DVOM (Digital Volt/Ohm meter) then by all means call a qualified service technician, Sears is a good choice and sells this line of dryers. below u will find a link to the service manual for the dryer, follow diagnostic steps that start on page 3-1 of that manual, be patient, the manual is a free download but free users must wait a minute to download while the download site tries to sell u the premium service. Link to service manual on PDF file format is below.

http://rs251.rapidshare.com/files/127376784/MDG_MDE_neptune_dryer.pdf

Posted on May 26, 2010

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  • jvophus May 26, 2010

    I downloaded manual and read through chapter 3 . Iam familar with volt meters what do i need to test double check that it is a control module

  • jvophus May 26, 2010

    the dryer starts to turn on then goes off immediatly is this a sensor or control panel.Can I test this what is the procedure

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    yadayada May 26, 2010

    DO THE FUNDAMENTAL CHECKS UNDER THE HEADING OF "DRYER WILL NOT START OR RUN" YOUR PF CODE MEANS THAT THE DRYERS CONTROL BOARD HAS HAD ITS POWER INTERRUPTED, SO MAKE SURE THE DRYER CONTROL BOARD HAS VOLTAGE PRESENT FROM THE WALL, THIS IS THE INPUT WIRES TO THE BOARD, IF U DO HAVE VOLTAGE PRESENT THEN THE CONTROL BOARD HAS FAILED, DID THIS DRYER SHUT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF A CYCLE? IF SO WAS IT HOTTER THAN NORMAL? REFER TO THE MANUAL I SENT FOR DIAGRAMS TO SHOW WIRE COLORS TO TEST. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN TESTING A "LIVE" SYSTEM COMPONENT!

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    yadayada May 26, 2010

    LOOK FOR SIGNS OF BURNING ON ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, DO U SMELL ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN HOT? READ THE WHOLE MANUAL AND PICK OUT THE SECTIONS THAT APPLY TO WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU HAVE, THAT IS WHY I SENT IT TO U.

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