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Maytag Neptune Dryer Model# MDE5500AYW: Dryer dead, no control lights.

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About 6-months ago I worked on this dryer that was 'dead' and my notes indicate that I replaced a thermister P/N 3072080 and they dryer worked just fine in tell this week.  

 

The customer called this week and it went 'dead' again this week.  I went back today and tested all limits and fuses.  I tested this same part and there was no continuity between terminals.  Should there be continuity on this part, my thought is yes because its a thermister, right?

 

I jumped the wires and tested the unit again and it still was 'dead'

 

Would jumping them allow the unit to run?

 

I checked the breaker panel and the unit was turned on at the panel.  I was unable to test for 240-volt at the terminal block because it will require serious effort to remove washer, then dryer to access back side.

 

Do these thermisters 'go bad' or will they shut down a unit?

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Thermistors won't have "continuity", but they should have a high resistance reading.

If you can't get to the Dryer Cord Terminal Strip,

try this test:

set the Dryer to run an Air-Fluff / no-heat cycle.

then measure for 120v from each side of each Thermal device to chassis / ground

(not the Thermistor)

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I can't get the controls to light up, so how will I know if I'm on a air fluff/no heat cycle?

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I can't get the controls to light up,

may need to get to the Dryer Power Cord Terminal Strip

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