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Old 08-24-2011, 07:36 AM
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Model Number: MDE5500AYQ   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Our Maytag Neptune dryer stopped working - the panel stayed on and would make a beep every few minutes but the dryer would not run. Just stayed on making the beep. A repair man told us we needed a new control board. We purchased one from Appliance Parts Pros and installed it last night. We were thrilled when it worked - but after the first load dried and I turned the dryer off, within minutes it turned itself back on to 44 minutes and would beep every few seconds. I turned it off, it turned itself back on. So I have unplugged it now. It will run when I hit “pause” but after the cycle is over - it won’t stay off.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance


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It sounds like you may have a stuck or shorted membrane (Touch Pad) switch. Did your technician test the touch pad?
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How do you test the membrane or touchpad switch?
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You have to find the common connection in the ribbon connector, and as you press each "key" in the membrane, test its corresponding terminal (In the ribbon connector) for continuity. It isn't easy to do this, because of the close proximity of al the terminals. They're the bare copper ends you see at the end of the ribbon, when you disconnect it rom the circuit board. You can do it, but it does take a bit of patience.
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