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I had the same problem but it's the FRONT Panel you need to remove. Before you start, unplug the thing first. BTW I did the whole proceedure in 10 minutes using an electric screwdiver / philips bit and a socket set with an 8mm socket with my leg in a cast. You can do better, I'm confident!

Two 8mm hex head bolts hold each fin on the drum. They can be tightened. You need to open the dryer front since they bolt from the outside of the drum. To open the dryer front you first take the door off by removing the two philips head screws, then slightly lift the door and pull toward you (the door hinges have little hooks on the end that inserts into the slots (this little design keeps the door from falling off during removal and install-nice). Then remove the two philips screws on the other side of the door opening (opposite the door hinges). These screws hold two plastic brackets (be sure to see how they are aligned before you remove them so you know how they go back on.

Now the front frame panel looks like an "H" . Grab the top two arms of the 'H" and give a quick ****. The top arms of the 'H" will come loose. The bottom part is held by a couple of clips, just pull up and the front panel comes off.

You will be able to spin the drum until the hex bolts for the fin(s) in question are visable / reachable from the right side (just above the heater unit-hope you unplugged the dryer earlier). I tightened it using an 8 mm socket.

Now reverse your steps: put the front panel back on the bottom clips and snap the top "H" arms back in place. Reinstall the plastic clips / screws and then put the door back on.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jul 14, 2012

pf = power failure
do= door open

the dryer is tripping the breaker because your house wiring is probly not up to snuff, or you have a bad breaker. nothing you are saying sounds like a dryer problem, but could be a big issue with house (could be very bad, could cause fire)

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jul 11, 2012

they are turned by a large belt that encompasses the entire drum... it could be getting loose, the entire machine has to come apart to find and fix the problem... there is also a spring connected to the motor for tension on the belt this could be the problem as well.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012

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Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012

Make sure your light control is turned on. Either turn odometer pin or there is a control left of steering wheel that controls the light level

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on May 11, 2012

From what I researched, most likely, the control panel is fried! You'll want a service tech to diagnose it for that first just to be safe. But i'm warning you now, those boards run between $200-$400!!!

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012

Are you getting any heat at all in the unit?

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 29, 2012

watch this video,it will show you what to do and good luck with your dryer.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012

Yes this can be done but this is removing the ground wire in the plug which if you have a thunderstorm and a purge comes threw it may blow the board now this is a maybe so it will have to be hooked up L1Black L2 red And white. on the back of the dryer instead of L1 L2 Common and ground. They have operated this way for 20 years. Please rate my solution and leave testimonial it is how i earn my achievements thanks in advance.

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 24, 2012

on the heater element tubes left side,you need to unplug the unit,then remove 4 screws holding the door on,2 on left 2 on right side,then remove and set door aside,then grasp left and right upper sides of front panel and pull toward you lift up and away from unit and set aside,now you can look in at the lower right side of the interior of the unit and see the fuse located just below the drum

Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 24, 2012

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Maytag Neptune... | Answered on Apr 10, 2012

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