I recently had an issue with the wiring in my rental house, one of the plug prongs charred and burnt the outlet. We have replaced the wall outlet, the house wiring & and the dryer plug. Now the dryer will not do anything but "tick,tock" away the timer (which is running fine). Unlike most people that have had numerous issues with the Maytag Neptune line, I havent had many and I love this set (and absolutely NONE with the dryer). Please help if you can. I have been reading some troubleshooting responses today and I am going to try the terminal block next.
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Re: Timer runs, but dryer will not start
Onry, the last 3 letters of the model number is missing. If this is an electric dryer the thermal fuse may be open. On electric dryers if the fuse is open the motor won't run. On gas, the motor will run but will not heat. There are two thermal fuses on the electric model. One on the front of the blower housing and the other on the element enclosure. Check the one on the blower housing first. You will need to remove the door by removing the 4 screws that hold the door hinge and spacers on the other side. Lift up on the door and pull out. Now the front panel will pull out and the blower cover will be visable. If this is a gas dryer we'll have to look elsewhere. Catriver..post back
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DON'T DO IT!!! Get an electrician to install a 4 prong outlet for you. Your exposure is DEATH, be safe and get the correct outlet.
When some types of failures happen, you can charge the CASING of the washer. then you can become the connection to ground.
Get the correct outlet, return the three wire plug.
If you already have a dryer receptical/plug then look at it closely and you can purchase a receptical/plug at a Home Depot type store or your local hardware store.
I will send you to a webpage that will show you how to wire a 3 wire or 4 wire dryer Circuit/Dryer
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might want to check your dryer outlet. If the terminals are loose in there it could cause you problems. If your dryer plug is a 4 prong you might be loosing one of your 220v legs due to a short . As the dryer runs the wires and connections will heat up and expand , if there is a faulty wire or connection then it may loose connection after a load. could be quite dangerous and a very possible fire risk so i would check it out ASAP . if the outlet is old they sell for about $20 at you local home depot or lowes home improvement. for a 3 prong plug you need to hook up the black and white wires on the brass screws and the copper ground wire to the green screw. in a 4 prong application you hook up the black and red wires to the brass screws, the whit wire t the silver screw and the copper ground wire to the green screw .
If your new dryer is supposed to be a 4 prong plug and you have it with a 3 prong cord then you will run in to issues . The difference being a 4 prong electric dryer is a dual voltage unit where it needs both 220v and 115v to operate correctly, where a 3 prong dryer only has 220v and the earth ground. if your not familiar or comfortable with electricity please call a qualified electrician to come hand handle the work. if not done correctly it can cause fires or possible electrocution
The laws in most states are changing to where the NEC Code requires the use of this 4 prong plug. It is quite common to see this 4 prong plug installed in new apartment buildings and rental properties because of this law requirement.
So what you have is a red, black, white and green wire on the dryer side of this wire plug.
The red and the black wires are your hots (110 volts) and shall be connected on each outside screw of the drier electrical terminal and the white wire (neutral) shall be connected to the center screw.
So now you are left with an extra green wire with no place to hook it huh?
I suggest just loosing one of the drier electrical terminal mounting screws and hooking it there. The ideal here is to ground the outside body of this machine to prevent possibility of electrical shock if water is present (like a leak somewhere nearby).
In actuality this really serves no viable purpose because the white wire does exacly the same thing, just in a different manor,,, but hey,,, our law makers are not certified electricians either. They just like new ways of stimulating sales and profits.
Note: if you are in a rental property and this 4 prong wall receptical is installed, I would not suggest you remove it or change it in any manor, as this will open yourself up to possibile legal liabilities if an incident were to occur,, like fire.
to put it kindly depending on way you connected wires unit could be damaged,replace pigtail with three wire and outlet to original.outlet wires should be black,red and white. turn breaker off attach white to middle and red,black to sides,"either side is fine".Attach dryer pigtail in same manner with white on white and if plug in and turn breaker on.If there is no operation at this point dryer possibly damaged from previous wiring.Just remember be safe when working with electrical and ask before trying to change things that aren't the same.
The stepper motor in those timers are prone to giving favorable readings when checked and go back to acting fruity when left to themselves. It's a sticking problem. Try taking the back off the control timer, usually you bend some tangs that hold it on straight, being careful not to overstress them and check the contact points. If they are burnt even slightly then take a file or emory cloth to them, making sure you keep them straight, don't round the corners. Then put the switch back on the head housing without the back on and plug back in. DO NOT TOUCH BACK OF TIMER WHILE PLUGGED IN. Run it through a cycle and see if the motor binds up. It may take a couple of times for it to do it if it's going to. If this doesn't work, then get back to me.