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I have a Maytag Neptune(Model # MDE4000AYW) that won't

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Hi - I have a Maytag Neptune(Model # MDE4000AYW) that won't start. I've tested the start button and it is apparently still good. I suspect maybe the thermal fuse or something. The dryer is old but has been in good working order. We've replaced the drum belt and rollers in the past.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Probably 18 years old. MDE4000AYW - It's a Maytag Neptune electric dryer.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it involves just replacing something on the panel or that's easily accessible I do.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so. I'd like to avoid having to get a new unit.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

First, make sure the door switch still clicks if you push it. To check just open the door and push on the door/light switch and if it doesn't click anymore, replace that. Other than that, open the door and remove the 2 screws going through the door hinge into the front panel of the washer. Remove the 2 screws on the opposite side of the door way. Now the front panel will unclip at the top and hinge down and forward.

Now you have access to the inside of the dryer. Unplug the dryer. There are 2 fuses inside the dryer. One is part 11 on the attached diagram I sent you. This is mounted to the left of the heating canister. The second fuse looks like the part in the link below and it's mounted to the blower wheel housing in the bottom front left corner of the dryer. Test both for continuity and if either is bad---replace it.

CLICK HERE to see blower wheel fuse

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?