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All those parts are in the bottom front. TURN off the power! then open the front door and remove the 4 screw's, 2 on the hindges and 2 on the other side. Then you can close the door, and pull from the top edges of the front panel(sometimes you need a thin screw driver to free the front) the front panel will tilt forward and then you can lift it off. You will need a Ohm meter to check those parts for continuity. Make sure you remove the wires from the part you are testing.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Dec 15, 2014

88 is diagnostic mode. just press cancel or push power again. that will reset it back to normal use.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Nov 14, 2014

This noise will normally come from a defective idler pulley. Access to the idler pulley varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.
When reaching into the dryer be careful of sharp edges on the cabinet and interior supports. Reach in to the belt and give it tug. It should be taught and have only a little give. The belt should go under the idler pulley and over the motor pulley. Lift the idler pulley toward the motor to relieve tension on the belt and remove it from the motor pulley.
Turn the idler pulley wheel, it should turn smoothly, quietly and without any wobble. Inspect it for cracks or uneven wear. If the idler pulley does not maintain proper tension or is damaged it should be replaced. Depending upon your model, the entire assembly or just the wheel or bearing may be replaced. Check the bearings as well for excessive clearance also(roller bearings)

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Oct 21, 2014

Check the breaker or fuse box. Sounds like one leg of the 220 volts is tripped. Reset it or replace the fuse if so.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014

This youtube video is fairly close to what you will need to do in order to replace your support rollers:

Good luck!

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014

Check the blower to make sure it is properly secured on the motor shaft. Also check all of the bearings: motor, tensioner pulley and drum support rollers or drum bearings. You may have to disengage the belt to check the motor and tensioner.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Oct 17, 2014

This is a heavy one but I've stated before that all appliances and electronics need a functioning ground----you can't use a 3prong adapter to 2prong----there's no ground for the machine to function by and also an ungrounded machine is dangerous----this may not be your problem but it's the easiest to fix, the cheapest and the safest

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Oct 17, 2014

Take the four screws, out of the door and remove it. The front of the dryer will fold down and lift off, you will be able to see in side the dryer. If you want to lift the top remove the screws that are now exposed. Along with the brackets the top will now lift up.

This should allow you to access the tumbler.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014

The belt is more than likley broken in two.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

You just have to take off the back of the machine. Should be about 20 hex head screws holding it on. Make sure you unplug before you do anything.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

...check the specific beep codes for your dryer. Often if a dryer beeps it's one of two things; obstruction of the barrel which is preventing it from spinning, or overheating. In some newer dryers it'll beep if there is a unbalanced, much like many new washers. However this last one is easily remedied by removing the item that's causing the balance issue. Since you're posting a question on here I suspect this simple answer isn't the one you're looking for.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jul 31, 2014

1st remove outer door 17 by removing screws from 2 hinges so that you can remove front panel 24. Then remove drum support 6 (bottom pix) so that you can remove belt 18c9ql4ekhbnniaaaaaelftksuqmcc

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Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014

If you're not mechanically inclined, it will drive you bats...

Basically, you merely have to place it in the slot in a way that causes the belt to have to do an exaggerated "S" around the motor wheel, the tension wheel, then back to the drum...

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jun 08, 2014

try going to appliancerepair.com they have videos and parts

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jun 01, 2014

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Maytag Neptune... | Answered on May 26, 2014

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