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marc novo 01-18-2012 10:34 PM

Maytag dryer nfg?
I have a Maytag Neptune dryer, seemed to bite the bullet a few months out of warranty, making me; out of luck. Control panels are the only 'possible' repair option provided by tech support, but they are $700 EACH and you 'need' to replace both. Anyone know any aftermarket sources or 'tricks' to resuscitate my dryer? It just wont start, but gives a little 'kick' when I press the start button.

joecaption 01-18-2012 11:02 PM

Just Google your make and model # and lots of sites will come up.
Another way is to use "appliance repair" as the key words.

ink 01-20-2012 03:33 PM

Dryers are very low-tech.. a motor turns a belt that's wrapped around the drum, and that's really about it. I kicked myself the first time I replaced the belt and rollers for 35 bucks, after having paid 125 to have it done the first time.

Now if the control panel is bad.. well, that's just annoying, because that panel is probably the most high-tech piece of the whole dryer.

marc novo 01-20-2012 04:09 PM

Yeah, that's the kicker, it won't fully start; just kicks a bit and trips it's internal breaker. One of those times I wish it was just an old-school motor/belt/drum type of thing!

ink 01-20-2012 04:23 PM

Is a roller stuck? Maybe the drum won't turn correctly and so it's smart enough to stop trying.. just a guess. The fact that it tries makes me think the panel is doing it's job. Or at least it thinks it is. If you figure it out, let us know!

MM227 05-06-2012 07:26 AM

I'm having the same problem. Is the belt easy to get to?

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