How to Clean a Maytag Neptune Dryer

Things You'll Need

  • Lint-free microfiber cloths

  • Baking soda (optional)

  • Vacuum

  • Trash can

The Maytag Neptune dryer is an electric dryer that features a touch-key control panel and includes a control dial. It also features a filter compartment built into the dryer door. As with other dryer brands and models, the Maytag Neptune requires no special cleaning beyond general dusting and stain removal and lint removal from the lint filter before and after each load of laundry and from the dryer vent pipe to prevent lint-related fires.

General Cleaning

Step 1

Turn off your Maytag Neptune dryer.

Step 2

Dampen a lint-free microfiber cloth and wipe the control panel, dryer exterior and the exterior of the hoses to remove dust and other particles. If you see a stain, sprinkle baking soda on it, rub it gently with a damp cloth and then wipe away the baking soda with a fresh damp cloth.

Step 3

Dry the exterior surfaces with a soft, microfiber cloth.

Filter Lint Removal

Step 1

Press the filter air intake grid latch to unlock it. Remove the grid and separate the filter and grid.

Step 2

Roll or rub the lint from the filter. Dispose of the lint in a trash can.

Step 3

Push the filter and grid together when finished. Reattach the assembly into the filter compartment -- left side first and then right side. Make certain that you feel the grid lock back into place.

Vent Lint Removal

Step 1

Unplug your Neptune once every three months or more often if you've noticed that the dryer takes longer to dry laundry. Pull the dryer away from the wall. If your electrical plug is behind the dryer, reverse the outlined actions.

Step 2

Detach the exhaust vent pipe and vacuum out the lint inside the vent and inside the pipe at the back of your dryer. Additionally, vacuum the floor behind the dryer.

Step 3

Re-attach the vent pipe, return the dryer to its original position and plug it back in.

Step 4

Hire a professional Maytag or general dryer technician once a year to clean the dryer housing interior of lint to prevent fires. If you have a long dryer vent, also have the technician clean the vent for you.


Never clean your Maytag Neptune with harsh chemicals. Never saturate a cloth to clean the control panel. If moisture drips beneath the panel, damage or malfunction can result.