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Upper dryer not heating /drying clothes.need new lint filter.

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  • bnsmarks Jul 11, 2010

    WE HAVE NOT TRIED THE SOLUTION YET.UPPER DRYER IS STILL NOT HEATING/DRYING.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. The most common thing that goes bad is the thermal fuse. If it is bad dryer wont heat and sometimes won’t even turn on. If that is fine and you want to buy the lint filter you can check this link for its parts. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    Need a solution can it be fixed?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    The issue will be resolved after checking the
    thermal fuse and if it is fine then you’ll need to replace the lint filter. You
    can buy it (Part # AP4043000) online from the link---






    Maytag
    Lint Filter






    Please do accept the solution if the issue is
    resolved or post a comment for further assistance.









    Thanks


    Rylee



  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    I do not have a lint filter for the machine. it broke ..will a new one fix the top dryer ? the bottom dryer is working fine?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    Yes it will

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    how do I CHECK THE THERMAL FUSE?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    The Thermal Fuse which is
    mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white
    plastic housing.



  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    SO A NEW LINT FILTER WILL CAUSE THE TOP DRYER TO WORK? AM I UNDERSTANDING THIS RIGHT>????



    a THERMAL FUSE IS NOT NEEDED If I BUY A NEW LINT FILTER?

    or do I need to check the thermal fuse too? If so how do I do this? thanks

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    how do I know if the thermal fuse is not usable?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    You are right...start with checking the Thermal fuse...you can test continuity between its two legs, if the continuity is there then it is the lint filter that should be replaced. However, no continuity means that the Thermal fuse should be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    I do not understand how to check the fuse. mIGHT need to call a plumber to help. cOULD you speak to my husband to guide him to find and check the fuse?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    we are trying to find the thermal fuse now... is the lint filter you suggested the correct one for maytag dryer MCE800AYW?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    mce8000ayw is the dryer number

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    how much does a thermal fuse cost?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    The machinae goes on electrically, but there is no heat, would the machine go on if the fuse is blown?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    You can buy the lint filter from this link and thermal fuse from this link. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    Do we need to take the back panel off to get to the fuse?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    can't accept solution because problem not resolved yet. Need cost of fuse..please?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    do we need to take the bck panel off to check he fuse?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    Are you still here? Please answer my last two questions



    thanks

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    I am still here the cost of fuse is $21 have already sent you the links from where you can buy them which also shows the cost. I was searching for a repair manual in my database that was the reason was unable to respond. And yes, not forcing you to accept anything.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    Please check this link for repair manual. This is a common one for all Maytag Neptune Dryers.

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    wE ARE HAVING TROUBLE USING THE MANUEL. qUESTION do we need to remove the back panel onthe lower part of the dryer to get to the thermal fuse?

  • bnsmarks Jul 10, 2010

    need answer to last question

    thanks

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 10, 2010

    YES, you'll need to take the back off. Part#21 in this picture is the Thermal fuse



  • bnsmarks Jul 11, 2010

    Thanks for all of your help.we are going to order the lint screen. My husband is scared to open the back of the dryer. He says the sides and back are attached and it is a big job. I hope we find someone to do this so we can check the thermal fuse.



    SUSAN

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