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Maytag neptune breakdown

I have a 6 yr old maytag neptune dryer, it doesn't put out heat. I checked the voltage, 240 all the way. I found a broken ground wire at the heating coil, fixed that. Still no heat. What els can be wrong?

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  • Degaul Yang May 29, 2008

    Dave,



    I was able to find the problem, it was a bad thermostat.



    Thanks,



    Degaul

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    where is the thermostat located

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Warning! Shock Hazard! Disconnect dryer from power source before servicing.
I assume you repaired a wire that attaches to a white ceramic insulator terminal? If you have a volt-ohm meter, you can check continuity of the element and hi-limit thermostat and overtemp.fuse located on the element shroud. If you ddon't have access to a meter then visually inspect the element for a break in the coil. The fuse and hi-limit can be temporarily bypassed 1 at a time to eliminate 1 or the other being faulty. Also double check your heat temperature settings on the control panel to make sure it did not become de-selected. There are also temperature control thermostats attached to the blower housing in lower left corner of the dryer that can be temporarily bypassed to test for failure. Tip: Clean lint filter after each load. Clean vent to outside,(check every 3-6 months), and refrain from overloading dryer. This will help extend the life span of the element and the dryer itself.

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • David Emmel
    David Emmel May 29, 2008

    Just checking back to see if you need any further assistance.



    Contact me if you do.



    Thank you,



    Dave E (Illeagle)

  • David Emmel
    David Emmel May 29, 2008

    Thank you for your very generous rating!



    If I can be of assistance in the fture just give me a rattle, I'll be more than glad to help.



    Dave E (Illeagle)

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