Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

The dryer pops off the breaker after running for like 20 minutes. Sometimes less. My wiring is fine and the breaker is good. Already swapped out the breaker for another with the same results.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Maytag Master
  • 3,053 Answers

Hello, pastormark1 I was trying to help you out here. I wasgoing back to some customers that asked questions in the past and it appearedthat no one answered them, so I thought I would take some of my personal timeto see if I can help. Here is a link to about everything you want to know aboutyour dryer, from repair to trouble shooting it. If you go to this link andclick around, I am sure you will find out so much about your dryer, you willknow more that the company that made it. Here Is the link for you to click onhttp://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-a-dryer.htmPlease if this helped you at all, if youcan find the time to rate my help and some kind words written would beappreciated for my free help , I would appreciate it. Here is also my direct link to my own pagesof other areas of my expertise for other problems you might have in Automotive,Appliance, and Electronics. Drop In anytime for my help. Thanks So Much, Mike http://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer blows circuit breaker after running 10-20 minutes.


indicates problem motor , overheating in the wiring or excessive loads in the drier

Jun 07, 2017 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Hello: I have a Maytag MDE9700AYM that was purchased three years ago but has been installed for less than one year. After the unit runs for 10-20 minutes, the circuit breakers trips off. Otherwise the...


It's possibly the circuit breaker rather than the dryer itself. Usually when it trips, it is overloaded or shorted. Overload can be a result of a loose connection or a bad heating element,when you remove the old breaker, see if it has some noticeable burn/corrosion marks where the wire is screwed down, I think replacing the breaker will fix the problem. Hope this helped Tim


Nov 07, 2010 | Maytag MDE9700AYM Electric Dryer

3 Answers

?-Is it ok to swap wires within fuse box if they amps on the breakers are the same? See details below... Ok, so I have a Sylvania fuse box. Both my A/C unit and my Range run off of thin, dual 40amp...


Yes it is OK, Your gfi's are real sensitive, anything can trip them off, a florescent light will trip them off. Anything not grounded in the circuit will cause it to trip. Take care of that later or don't use it. The 40 amps, I would just forget about the stove for now, get the ac going, cook in the microwave. But swapping the breaker is no big deal. Hope this helps.

Jul 17, 2010 | Sylvania Circuit Breaker - Zinsco/ RC 40...

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore (Whirlpool) Elite HE5 Steam front load dryer. Everything seems to work fine except there is absolutely no heat. I checked the breaker, and it wasn't tripped. I checked the lint filter and...


I think I know what the problem is, this actually happened on a dryer I repaired at one point. Low line voltage to me means that one or more hot leads is not feeding enough voltage to the heating elements (and the heating elements need both hot leads to run) which means the circuit breaker, although on, may be malfunctioning or weakening. You can check this by running your dryer and taking the cover off your circuit panel and checking voltage on the breaker. You should see 110V on each terminal to ground (put leads from one terminal to the grounding bar in the panel). If you see less than 110V on each lead to ground and less that 240V across the terminals it needs to be replaced. (You can get one for under $25.00 depending on brand). NOTE: THE BREAKER USUALLY POPS RIGHT OUT OF THE PANEL, BUT WHEN WORKING IN PANEL TURN MAIN BREAKER OFF TO THE HOUSE AND HAVE SOMEONE HOLD A FLASHLIGHT FOR YOU. IF YOU TOUCH THE LIVE BUSS BAR THAT BREAKER GOES INTO YOU WILL GET SEVERELY HURT. TURNING OFF MAIN BREAKER WILL DISENGAGE THE POWER FROM THE BUSS BARS; NOTE THAT MAIN WIRES ARE STILL POWERED SO BE CAREFUL.

Mar 22, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

1 Answer

RE: Roper Electric Dryer, front load


You have a ground fault or short . Disconnect dryer and remove small panel that holds the cord. Check if any wires are frayed, loose or touching any other metal objects.

Jun 29, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Blowing breaker


hi. I can help you.

Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:


  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

Jun 22, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

2 Answers

My new maytag centennial electric keeps tripping


Hi Matt
I'm not sure that swapping out the breakers to higher rated ones will give you a solution so I'll throw in 2 cents to see if my advice holds true. Let's start by asking this. Is the appliance "rated" at 220 volts at 30 amps per leg. I assume this from your post as to what it has been rated. Next - How long is the "run" of wire from the junction box to the outlet where the appliance plugs in? This usually does not matter in most households but if the run is of significant length it may need a larger gage wire to support the current draw of the appliance. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, are the lugs and wire connectors tight at the outlet, the plug, and the breaker box. A loose connection will ramp up the current fast. This is assuming the first two items were met. Tell me if any of this helps and we'll work it out from there.
Thanks.
Len

Feb 28, 2009 | Maytag Centennial 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super...

1 Answer

CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPS AFTER 5 MINUTES RUNNING.......WHEN I RUN WITH NO HEAT SETTING IT WILL RUN FOREVER......I PULLED THE HEATING ELEMENT AND IT "APPEARS" TO BE FINE.


Hello dale210mile,
Based on your problem description, it is possible that your circuit breaker itself is on its way out.. ( they do go bad sometimes) but before going that route, I would make sure that ALL wiring connections are tight ( meaning shut off the circuit breaker and make sure every electrcial tie point is snug and that you don't have a 'high impedance junction' somewhere in the power feed to the dryer. When you say the heating element 'appears' fine.. not sure what that means exactly but depending on the model.. you should be able to measure its cold resistance with an ohm meter and it should fall within manufactures spec.. A visual check of the heating element really won't tell you much unless it has shorted and you see a burn mark on it.. The mere fact that it runs OK for 5 minutes and then trips the breaker leads me to beleive that it may not be ok..but it is important to rule out the other hardware ( wire terminations etc) before going that route. One test you can try.. if after you've checked all the wiring etc..try running the dryer with no laundry in it .. ( just to verify that the additional load that the motor adds to the entire current draw isn't taking it over the top...) Hope these suggestions help you zero in on the solution..
Good Luck
Rick

Jan 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

2 Answers

Hi I have a Roper electric dryer since 2000 never had a problem also had an electric dryer for 6 year before that never had a problem with breaker going off now its been happening frequently, all the...


You will neeed an AMP meter.

Take the face cover off the breaker box.
Very carefully, without touching any wires and frying yourself check the amperage on the wires (one at a time) coming off the breaker to the dryer. (While its running with a load of wet clothes)

If the amp draw is very close to the amp rating of the breaker (IE 30 AMP breaker dryer drawing 28.5 AMPs) then you likely have an issue with the dryer and s the amp draw fluctiates a little it pops the breaker.
Several things can cause this. Motor windings going bad, elements going bad, dryer in need of a thourough cleaning etc.

There could also be a short to ground with one component/switch that is only energised during certain cyles. Keep note of when it trips the breaker. If you notice a pattern, that will help determine the problem.

If none of this applies, and the breaker is just poping randomly without having an amp draw higher than its rating, then you have a bad breaker.

If you have no amp meter. You could try replacing the breaker.(With the same rating, DO NOT go higher unless you want a really big bonfire.)

Most breakers are less than 20 bucks.

Thats an easy job, and if will help you isolate the problem by knowing if it's the dryer or breaker.
Otherwise you must either have a good Volt/OHM/Amp meter to trace down the problem.

Jan 01, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer and breaker


you have a week breaker or a breaker that is to small you need a 40 amp breaker 20 on each side (two breakers locked into one) or worse you have a short in the dryer. If dryer runs for a little bit and then shuts down its the breaker.if it throws breaker as soon as you plug it in or start it then the short is in your dryer good luck

Dec 29, 2007 | Maytag HYE3658AY Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...