There are several instances when a Maytag Neptune dryer reset may be necessary. Whether it’s to clear an error code, restart the dryer when it suddenly shuts down, or after making settings change, you can always reset it, at least before attempting any detailed repair.
You can perform a Cycle Reset (select Power/Cancel twice + New Cycle + Start/Pause), Factory Reset (run the Restore Factory setting), or Breaker Reset (flip the breaker on and off) to reset a Maytag Neptune dryer. Alternatively, run a Full Reset (unplug the dryer for 30 minutes).
So, there are four easy ways to reset your Maytag Neptune dryer. Note, however, that the four reset methods are not the same. They address different issues, and you must know why you reset your dryer.
I’ll discuss the four to answer that concern but first, let me describe the scenarios when you should consider resetting your Neptune dryer.
In a rush? Below is an overview of the four reset techniques for the Maytag Neptune dryer.
Maytag Neptune Dryer Reset Techniques Overview
|–||Reset Technique||Preference||How To Do It|
|1.||Cycle Reset||To start a new cycle or modify an existing one or clear an error code||Select Power/Cancel twice + New Cycle + Start/Pause|
|2.||Factory Reset||After making settings changes or when reversing to default settings||Connect to Wi-Fi and run the Restore Factory setting|
|3.||Breaker Reset||After a power failure or when the dryer won’t start or is malfunctioning||Flip the circuit breaker off and on|
|4.||Full Reset||Every other issue (unexpected) shut down, non-running, motor, non-heating or non-drying dryers, etcetera.||Unplug the dryer for at least 30 minutes|
When Is the Maytag Neptune Dryer Reset Necessary?
Though a reset is not a magical formula for fixing all dryer issues affecting your Maytag Neptune, it’s highly recommendable, especially before a major repair or service call.
In particular, you should first reset your dryer in the following scenarios:
- After modifying a dryer setting – When it comes to changing a dryer’s setting or stopping or altering an existing one, a reset is necessary. In particular, you should perform the Cycle Reset shared below.
- When you want to clear an error code – A cycle reset is also necessary to remove an error code. Though it doesn’t clear all error codes, it’s likely to clear a majority.
- After making significant setting changes – You may want to return to the dryer’s initial settings after making some big changes. That will require you to revert to the dryer’s factory settings.
- When reversing to default settings – Sometimes you may prefer to switch to the dryer’s default setting not because of a significant setting change but to use the dryer in its factory setting.
- After a power failure – The dryer is likely to shut down after a power failure and may not restart until you reset it. In this case, a breaker reset may be necessary.
- When the dryer won’t start but has power – If your dryer has power but won’t start and you don’t know why, it’s a good idea to reset it. Chances are that it will start and run after the reset.
- When the dryer starts to malfunction – Sometimes, the Neptune dryer may malfunction. For example, it may stop mid-cycle, fail to run, or blow hot air. If so, then consider resetting it.
- After an unexpected shutdown – If the dryer unexpectedly shuts down, perhaps not because of a power failure, you can try restarting it by resetting it.
- When the motor doesn’t run despite the dryer being on – While you expect the motor to run when the dryer powers on, sometimes it won’t. If so, it may help to try and reset the Neptune dryer first.
- When the dryer doesn’t heat despite being on – If your dryer has power but won’t get hot, you can try resetting it. Though there could be an underlying reason, such as a blocked vent or filter screen, reset the dryer first.
- When the dryer takes longer to dry or won’t dry – At times, the Neptune dryer takes too long to dry the clothes or may fail to do so entirely. If so, try resetting it before considering other possibilities.
- When the dryer leaves clothes wet – You can also reset the Neptune dryer when it doesn’t get completely dry clothes. That, however, does not rule out an underlying reason behind the wet clothes.
How Do You Reset a Maytag Neptune Dryer?
As hinted earlier, there are four simple ways to reset a Maytag Neptune dryer. These methods are as follows:
1. Cycle Reset (Maytag Neptune Dryer Reset Code)
Generally, the Cycle Reset technique is best when you want to reset a code or when you want to start a new cycle or alter an existing one. The reset technique involves these three steps:
- Select ‘Power/Cancel’ while the dryer is on to cancel a current cycle
- Choose a preferred ‘New Cycle’ and make any modifications you may want
- Press ‘Start’ to run the New Cycle
2. Factory Reset
A Factory Reset is vital after making significant setting changes or when you want to return to the dryer’s default setting.
You need a Wi-Fi connection to complete a factory reset. Just use your dryer manual to run Factory Reset.
3. Breaker Reset
The ‘Breaker Reset’ is best after a power failure that causes the dryer to shut down. Additionally, you can apply the reset technique when the dryer won’t start or when it starts to malfunction.
So, you can try this reset technique on most Neptune dryer issues. You need to find the circuit breaker, trip it off (if it was on), and then on.
Remember, however, that the Maytag dryer uses a set of two circuit breakers like the fuses. So, you may need to reset both breakers.
4. Full Reset
Lastly, the Full Reset technique can handle nearly every other dryer problem. So, if the problem is not caused by a failed component (that needs replacing) or a significant anomaly, you can try a Full Reset. That includes:
- When the Neptune dryer won’t heat
- When the dryer won’t dry
- An unexpected shutdown
- When the motor won’t run
- When an error code won’t reset after a Cycle Reset and many other issues
Overall, the Full Reset technique involves disconnecting (pulling out) the dryer from the power outlet and waiting for 30 minutes at the very least.
Once you plug the dryer back and restore its power, it should work fine. If it doesn’t, go ahead and troubleshoot the dryer, as there could be an underlying issue that needs fixing.
People Also Ask
1. But Is There a Reset Button On a Maytag Neptune Dryer?
Unfortunately no, there’s no dedicated Maytag Neptune dryer reset button. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot restart the dryer. You can do it by unplugging the dryer, flipping its breaker, or pressing Power/Cancel and running a New Cycle.
2. How Can I Reset a Maytag Neptune Dryer?
Maytag Neptune dryers allow you to reset them by disconnecting them from the power supply for up to 30 minutes. You can do that by unplugging the dryer or flipping its circuit breaker on, then off.
Alternatively, you can run the Factory Reset to get the dryer back to its default setting or the Cycle Reset (press Power/Cancel and then run a New Cycle).
3. Why Is My Maytag Neptune Dryer Not Drying?
If your Maytag Neptune dryer is not drying, it’s highly likely because of a blocked lint filter or dryer vent. It could also be that there is no heat (the dryer is off), or the clothes are soaking wet or too bulky.
Moreover, the heating element could be faulty. But overall, the most typical reason your Neptune dryer won’t dry is that it doesn’t get hot, and the two (heating and drying) are inseparable.
4. How Long Does a Maytag Neptune Dryer Last?
Maytag dryers come with a 10-year limited parts warranty, which is pretty impressive. So, you can expect the dryer to last you that long with good usage and maintenance.
They recommend upgrading the dryer by then (after ten years), even if it’s in good condition. The reason is that the dryer will be less advanced by then, given that the manufacturer constantly unveils newer designs.
5. Why Is My Maytag Neptune Dryer Not Starting?
A Maytag Neptune dryer won’t start for different reasons. Among them are a faulty start button, lack of power, locked controls (or child lock), or the wrong setting. Once there is an issue with the five, the Neptune dryer won’t start.
Don’t forget to check the dryer door switch, drive belt, or motor, as any of them could be faulty, thus preventing the dryer from starting. If any of them is defective, a replacement is necessary.
Closing Remarks On Maytag Neptune Dryer Reset:
Above are the four ways to reset your Maytag Neptune dryer. Consider them when your dryer malfunctions, won’t run, displays an error code, or any other issue I’ve shared.
That should at least come before making a service call or considering a major part replacement.