Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
It's either of the thermal fuse on the blower housing or the thermal fuse on the heater enclosure is blown. These thermal fuses are wired in series with the motor and therefore, if any of them is blown will cause the motor not to run and hence the dryer not to work except the controls.
Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.
Open the dryer door and remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.
Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.
Bypass the thermal fuse on the blower housing by disconnecting the wires and taping them together or connecting a jumper wire between them. Close the door then plug and start thDRYER STOPPED RUNNING. ALL CONTROLS - 5994623.jpg />
The dryer should start and heat up if the blower housing thermal fuse is the culprit. Otherwise, the other thermal fuse on the heater enclosure is blown. Unplug the dryer then bypass the thermal fuse on the heater enclosure in theDRYER STOPPED RUNNING. ALL CONTROLS - 4c4483a.jpghe first is bypassed to confirm it.
Plug the dryer back then restart it. The dryer should start to confirm that the heater enclosure thermal fuse is blown. Replace the thermal fuse (part number 307473) together with the high-limit thermostat (part number 303396).
Unplug the dryer and unbypass the blower housing thermal fuse then plug it back and restart it. If the dryer fails to restart, replace also the blower housing thermal fuse (part number 33001762) together with the cycling thermostat.
Reinstall the front panel in reverse steps of the removal steps to complete the repair.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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