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Maytag neptune dryer won't start

My Maytag Neptune Dryer won't start. The timer screen says 8.8. I have tried unplugging it and pressing off and on and all of the buttons. It won't work. I have looked in the manual and done everything it says. The dryer is 5 years old. But the washing machine works fine. This has happened before but it started working again. What whould i do? We are having the same "no start" and "Code 8.8" problem as described by others. Problem has been intermittent for the past year and would usually resolve itself after a short while. This time it has been over 24 hours and still won't start. As a side note, we called Maytag while the machine was still under warrantee, but were told that if the tech did not witness the problem, a repair could not be made. Needless to say, the problem did not occur and the machine is now out of warrantee! How did such a great brand name produce such junk? Does anyone have a photo of the board /capacitor which needs to be replaced?

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I get the same code 88 weird, I could get it to work if I put it on time dry for 1 minute and on the second to the lowest temp setting, press start, raise temp and then push the minute + button to the desired time. Now it wont even do that, it just says 88 and none of the buttons respond. Somebody tell me what part I need so I can order it.

    Thanks, Jay



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Test the capacitor / if open or shortage replace w/new same serial # etc

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