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I have a Maytag Neptune electric dryer. When I replaced the power cord, I crossed two wires and it sparked and tripped the breaker. I properly connected the wires but no power to the dryer. Is there a fix? Is there an internal fuse that I blew and can replace?

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  • smithcurt51 May 22, 2011

    OK, how do you replace it and how much does one cost? Thanks.

  • smithcurt51 May 23, 2011

    Is this the same as the control board? How do you replace it?

  • smithcurt51 May 25, 2011

    yes

  • smithcurt51 May 30, 2011

    I checked the breaker and I have power to the dryer. I checked at the circuit board with my electrical meter and I have 120V at the Motor Drive Relay, but no power across the Heater Relay. What should I do next? The dryer is dead, and cannot get anything to power on, Thanks.

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Hi,
That should not have done anything inside the washer....you may have ruined the circuit breaker...before replacing anything in the dryer, confirm that you are getting 240v power to the back of the dryer. Also confirm that the wires going into the dryer have 240v and that there are not loose or burnt at the connection point.

If you have the properly power there.... then start looking internally and follow the current internally to see where the power is stopping at and what is not working...

An Electrical meter and proper knowledge of how to use one will be essential for you to properly troubleshoot this problem.

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No the circuit board was shorted out upon crossing the two wires
It will need to be replaced dued to 220 volts going through it instead of 110 volts

Posted on May 22, 2011

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  • Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

  • Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

  • A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
You can take your unit to nearby service centre if you find all the above are working fine.

Thank you !!

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  • Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

  • A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
You can take your unit to nearby service centre if you find all the above are working fine.

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do= door open

the dryer is tripping the breaker because your house wiring is probly not up to snuff, or you have a bad breaker. nothing you are saying sounds like a dryer problem, but could be a big issue with house (could be very bad, could cause fire)

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