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Our Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer (MDG5500AWW) has no heat. I replaced the gas valve solenoids two months ago. Any ideas what it could be?

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  • gardea97 Aug 04, 2010

    It started out helpful, however follow-up questions were less then satisfactory. Only suggestions were to refer back to check the manual.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems to be the Thermal fuse that has gone bad. The thermal fuse is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. When this fuse goes bad it should be replaced as it cannot be repaired. You can test it for continuity between its two pins, no continuity means bad fuse. If this is fine then you’ll need to check the thermostat, igniter and coils. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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  • gardea97 Aug 03, 2010

    I cannot access the back cover panel to test the fuse. The back panel is etched but has not been fully punched out. There are no screws. How to I gain access to test the fuse?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 03, 2010

    Please check this repair manual for your Dryer which will tell you how to check the fuse.

  • gardea97 Aug 04, 2010

    I checked the thermal fuse and it had continuity.

  • gardea97 Aug 04, 2010

    thermostat is good...how do you check the igniter?

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 04, 2010

    Please check the repair manual...

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