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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 09:36:21 PM »
this dude here will cause the dryer not to heat. You must locate it. Hint : it will be near the blower outlet or heater duct.

I set the multi meter to do contunity test and tested the fuse and it beeped when I touched the lead to both of the spade terminals, so I take that the fuse is not blown.  Correct? :-\

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2008, 09:51:58 PM »
correct.
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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 09:59:20 PM »
I also just checked to see if the heater had shorted to ground by touching one lead to the heater terminal and one directly to the canister, at each terminal.  It didn't beep for either terminal so I guess that's not it.                     

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2008, 10:12:53 PM »
try these tests:

UNPLUG THE DRYER and set the dryer dial to mid cycle, Infinite Heat switch.

Find the only pin on the power cord that will beep between that pin and to each side of the cycling thermostat.

And then between that same pin to each side of the Hi-Limit thermostat.

Continue checking between that pin and each side of the heater.

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2008, 11:09:31 PM »
I gotta ask: Did you remove a wire from each fuse and safety while testing? If not then you need to check em all again with one wire pulled off. or else you will get false readings.
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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2008, 11:13:44 PM »
try these tests:

UNPLUG THE DRYER and set the dryer dial to mid cycle, Infinite Heat switch.

Find the only pin on the power cord that will beep between that pin and to each side of the cycling thermostat.

And then between that same pin to each side of the Hi-Limit thermostat.

Continue checking between that pin and each side of the heater.

Report back


OK I set the dial to mid-cycle, unplugged the dryer, and tried to find the pin that would beep.  I could not get the meter to beep on, the Hi-Limit thermo, or the either one of the pins on each side of the heater.  BUT I could get it to beep when I touched either one of the leads to the fuse on the heater tube.  Am I doing something wrong???

Forgot to ask where is the cycling thermo located???
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 11:18:24 PM by Walker231T »

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 11:16:00 PM »
I gotta ask: Did you remove a wire from each fuse and safety while testing? If not then you need to check em all again with one wire pulled off. or else you will get false readings.

No I didn't.  Maybe that's my problem.  I'm a little green with all this stuff, bare with me.  :embarassed:

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2008, 11:22:34 PM »
The same goes with the heating element also. Ye must remove one :oops: of the wires or is may make a false loop back through
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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2008, 11:48:52 PM »
the fuse is part of the motor circuit, that's OK

you shouldn't have to remove any wires from the terminals for these tests.

the cycling thermostat is #8 in this diagram, part # 306911

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2008, 05:20:09 AM »
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I could not get the meter to beep on, the Hi-Limit thermo, or the either one of the pins on each side of the heater.  BUT I could get it to beep when I touched either one of the leads to the fuse on the heater tube.

If the hi limit is open and the heater terminals are open, there's your problem. A shorted heater can blow the hi limit.
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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2008, 04:38:32 PM »
If the hi limit is open and the heater terminals are open, there's your problem. A shorted heater can blow the hi limit.

I just got back into town and I'm still trying to figure out what the problem is with my dryer.  So it sounds like the heater is shorted??  If I touch one of leads to the heater terminal and one directly to the canister, should it beep or not?? 

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2008, 06:55:49 PM »
NO!~  There should also be NO fluctuation on the readout whatsoever.
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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer has no heat
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2008, 08:56:36 PM »
If you get a beep then you have a heater shorted out and a blown fuse which mounts on it, part # 307178
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