Neptune Dryer Will Not Heat

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Troubleshooting your Maytag Neptune clothes dryer if it stops generating heat involves examining the fuses or breakers for faults, checking the gas supply for interruptions and reviewing the dryer's controls for mistakes. Problems in any of these areas can result in a lack of heat and wet clothes at the end of the cycle. Checking the common causes of heating problems sometimes prevents the need for a technician's visit.

  • Press the "Off" button to cancel your current drying cycle; reenter your instructions, tapping the "^" button below "Dry Temp" to increase the level of heat. Push "Air Fluff" if the small LED above the button is glowing, turning the feature off. The heat settings might have been configured for low or no heat.

  • Open the dryer and slide the lint filter out from its slot in the door frame. Wipe away any trapped lint or dust and replace the lint filter. Disconnect the exhaust at the back of the dryer and remove any excess dust. Excess lint and dust can inhibit the flow of hot air and reduce the level of heat. Clean the lint filter at the end of every cycle.

  • Reset the dryer's circuit breakers or replace its fuses; an electrical fault could have shorted out one of the twin fuses or breakers, preventing the appliance from generating heat. You might find your dryer spins without heating if one of the pair of fuses or breakers is inactive.

  • Check the dryer's gas supply, if necessary. The shut-off valve behind the appliance could be closed if the appliance was recently serviced. Test other gas appliances in your home --- your supply might be turned off or cut off if the other appliances stop working. Change or refill your home's LP gas tanks, if necessary; there might not be enough gas remaining to power the dryer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some cycles feature a "cool down" portion near the end when the appliance doesn't generate any heat.

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