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Where is the heating element on a Maytag Neptune dryer?

Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020

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When the clothes in your Maytag Neptune do not seem to be drying it is probably due to a faulty heating element. The heating element in the Neptune is inside a tubular heat can assembly inside the dryer cabinet. You will need to remove the front panel to access the heat can.

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Also to know is, where is the heating element located on a Maytag dryer?

The heating element is located within a housing at the bottom of the dryer.

Additionally, how much does a heating element for a Maytag dryer cost? Although a dryer's heating element can cost anywhere from $25 to over $200, the average cost of a heating element at the time of publication is approximately $35 to $60.

Thereof, how much is a heating element for a Maytag Neptune dryer?

Only 11 left in stock - order soon. Have had our fryer for around 8 years and have had to replace the heating element twice in it, but the cost for a new heating element is much cheaper than a new dryer.

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Why is my Maytag Neptune dryer not drying?

If the flame sensor isn't working, the dryer won't heat. Before checking the flame sensor, first make sure that the igniter and thermal fuse are not at fault. The heating element warms the air before it enters the dryer drum. Over time, the heating element can burn out, causing the dryer not to heat.

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Wang Dahlman

Explainer

How do I fix the heating element in my dryer?

Instructions
  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the back panel.
  3. Disconnect the wires.
  4. Remove the heating element.
  5. Transfer the high-limit thermostat to the new heating element.
  6. Install the new heating element.
  7. Reattach the back panel.
  8. Plug in the dryer.

Mihael Brunotte

Explainer

Why won't my Maytag dryer heat up?

The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer's heat source such as the heating element on electric dryers or at the burner on gas models. Always check the dryer venting when replacing a blown thermal fuse.

Abdramane Faustino

Pundit

How do you change a heating element in a Maytag dryer?

How to Replace Maytag Dryer Elements
  1. Unplug the Maytag dryer from the wall outlet and turn off the water supply to the unit.
  2. Using a socket wrench, remove the nine hex-head screws that secure the back panel to the dryer.
  3. Locate the thermal cutoff switch located on the top left side of the heating can.

Heraclides Lammle

Pundit

Why is my Maytag dryer getting too hot?

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to maintain the proper air temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may keep the heat on too long, causing the dryer to get too hot. Before replacing the cycling thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts.

Raylene Petrakis

Teacher

How do I reset my Maytag Neptune dryer?

To reset the dryer if an error code occurs, press "Power/Cancel" twice and then reselect a cycle and press "Start."

Zoriana Faust

Reviewer

How do I troubleshoot my Maytag Neptune dryer?

How to Diagnose Maytag Neptune Dryer Problems
  1. Ensure that the dryer's door is latched shut and that the power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
  2. Make sure that the "Air Fluff" button on the dryer's touchscreen has not been selected if the dryer fails to produce heat.

Garnik Khayat

Reviewer

What is the heating element in a dryer?

Electric dryers require a heating element to heat the air inside the dryer drum. Depending on your dryer model, the heating element installs inside a housing, and heats the air as it passes through the blower, or a circular heating element sits directly behind your dryer's drum, heating the air inside the drum.

Yixiang Champagne

Reviewer

Why is my Maytag dryer squeaking?

If the squeaking is coming from the bottom of your unit, the most common causes for this are either the idler pulley or the dryer motor. The dryer motor is responsible for turning the drum. If the motor is at fault, it may make a rattling or squeaking sound.

Argimira Weiszhaupt

Supporter

How do I know if my thermal fuse is blown?

Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse. If this is the case, don't fret: thermal fuse replacement is a simple task.

Issa Redepfenning

Supporter

How do I reset my thermal fuse?

How to Reset a Thermal Fuse
  1. Unplug the clothes dryer's power cord from the wall outlet.
  2. Swing the front panel out towards you so that you can look into the compartment.
  3. Aim a flashlight at the flat-can-like component to locate the blown thermal fuse.

Radya Awalishwili

Supporter

Does a Maytag dryer have a fuse?

This fuse is located on the exhaust duct. If the dryer overheats, the thermal fuse opens to cut off power to the dryer. The thermal fuse cannot be reset--if the thermal fuse is open, it must be replaced.

Adirane Jolasoro

Beginner

Where is the thermal fuse located?

Thermal fuses are installed on the dryer's exhaust duct. Typically, you must remove the back panel of a dryer to access the fuse. Ensure to shut off electrical power to the dryer before attempting to locate and troubleshoot the fuse.

Hashim Zuckerriedel

Beginner

How do you reset a Maytag?

How to Reset a Maytag Washer
  1. Press the "Power/Cancel" button.
  2. Push the appropriate button to choose a new cycle.
  3. Press "Start/Pause." You have now reset your Maytag washer.

Alieu Lerki

Beginner

How do you diagnose a dryer problem?

Problem: Dryer Won't Start
  1. The door latch may not be engaging. Check the latch for lint and clean it completely so that the door closes properly.
  2. Check the power supply, including fuses and circuit breakers.
  3. Check the dryer's internal thermal fuse.
  4. If you have a push start knob, it may not be engaging correctly.

Andria Da Rocha

Beginner

How do you test a thermal fuse on a dryer?

How to Check a Dryer Thermal Fuse
  1. Unplug the dryer and remove the front access panel.
  2. Locate the blower cover--it's the large object facing you at the bottom of the dryer.
  3. Remove the wires from the thermal fuse terminals to test it.
  4. Set your multimeter to the R x 1 scale and touch the leads to the thermal fuse terminals to test for continuity.