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Maytag Neptune Dryer Model No. MDE6700AYW


It can be an inconvenience when the dryer is not heating properly. I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some information to help you with your question. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
March 01, 2012

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Will not dry or will not heat but motor runs:

  1. Open or faulty heating element.
  2. Hi-Limit trips easily (weak) or is open.
  3. Regulating thermostat trips easily (weak) or is open.
  4. Membrane switch open.
  5. Check Thermistor.

Improper drying/clothes wrinkled/ rough texture/long dry time:
  1. Lint filter is not clean.
  2. Restriction in exhaust.
  3. Outside exhaust hood damper door stuck closed.
  4. Exhaust too long, too many elbows, flex ductwork installed.
  5. Poor intake air available for the dryer.
  6. Incorrect tumbler speed. Tumbler belt is slipping.
  7. Blower impeller bound; check for foreign material in blower area.
  8. Overloading dryer.
  9. Check clothing labels for fabric content and cycle selected.
  10. Clothes too wet due to insufficient spin out by washer.

Diagnostic Codes The Diagnostic Codes are identified when the severity level of the abnormality detected is higher and service may be required. When a problem with the dryer is detected a Diagnostic Code is assigned, and can be displayed. The Control Board will not log multiple same codes per cycle; however, it will log as many Diagnostics as possible for the machine to continue running. Access Diagnostic Codes by entering the Service Mode and pressing Wrinkle Prevent. A "d" will be displayed. Rotate the Cycle Selector Knob in either direction to step through the list of codes one code at a time. Once an initial direction is selected by the user, (either Clockwise or Counterclockwise), subsequent movements of the knob in the same direction will show older codes. If the user changes direction and turns the knob in the opposite direction, the more recent code will be displayed. While a diagnostic code is displayed, if the Start/Pause button in the center of the Rotary Cycle Selector is pressed and held, the machine will display the number of cycles ago the diagnostic code occurred. When the Start/Pause button is released, the diagnostic code is again displayed.

The Service Mode can be implemented at any time, including the middle of a dry cycle. While in the Service Mode, the Technician can start special diagnostic tests such as a System Check Mode, LED Switch/Check, Display Software version number and display diagnostic/help code listings.

To Enter Service Mode: See images below.

Most of the checks for this will require the use of an Ohm/Volt meter. If you have an ohm/volt meter and are confident in your technical abilities, please utilize the checks below. Working with live electrical current can be very hazardous and possibly deadly. Do not attempt these measurements without the proper tools and safeguards. If you are not already sure you can perform these checks safely and competently, refer this work to a qualified professional.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
March 02, 2012

I have this same problem and just wondering how I can view the images posted in the reply. Very tiny and poor resolution. Not readable.

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June 01, 2015
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Dryer won't start, and panel blinks MDE6700AYW Maytag Maytag laundry


Thank you for choosing I will be more than happy to assist you. I can understand any frustration you may have experienced with regards to your unit. Let’s see what we can do for you.

It could be an issue with your fuse panel. There are two breakers for a dryer one for the spinning cycle and one for the heating. Make sure both of those are on. If that’s not the issue it sounds like there could be an issue with the dryers control board. I would either replace the board, or have a tech come out and take a look. 

Hope this information has helped you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can click here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Again, thank you for choosing


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JeffwallaceIII -
Sears Technician
December 23, 2014

Maytag dryer MDE6700AYW


Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your dryer. Upon researching modelMDE6700AYW; it sounds like a loose wiring connection. Start at the power terminal in the back. Check all the connections to make sure there not damaged or shorting out. Make sure the wires are snug in the connector plugs.

Thank you for choosing Sears. We appreciate your business. Have a great day.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
November 04, 2014

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