Dryer Doesn't Heat

Old 09-03-03, 11:37 PM
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Question Maytag gas dryer -no heat

I have a stack unit Maytag model LSG7804.
The dryer does not heat.
The glow plug (?) does not glow.
I (my friend) took it off and the entire gas valve with the solenoids on them and had them tested at the local Maytag dealer.
They both tested out fine.
We (he) put them back on and still the same problem-no ignition.
What next??
I had looked through posts to see if any one else had this problem, but ....
Thank you
Old 09-04-03, 06:49 AM
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Hello Rose. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Almost any existing question asked pertaining to dryers that do not heat contain all the needed information pertaining to the possbile causes and providing the possible solutions.

Below is almost all the likely causes for the problem causes, possible solutions and help links.

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Control center for all functions. The timer has internal contacts and as it advances through the cycles, one of those contacts can become burned out, stuck opened or closed for any one of several reasons.

Timers also have cams <lobes> that open and close those contact points. If the timer or any other selection switch, on the front control panel, is suspected of causing the existing problem you're having with the appliance, be sure all selections are correctly set.

If they are, the timer or other function selected switch may be defective. Timers are a non repairable item. Any or all of the control panels switches can be removed and taken to the local appliance retail parts store for testing.

Timers and switches can also be checked for continuity using an ohm meter or continuity tester. However, do not rely soley on a continuity test for proper timer functioning. Timers and switches are a non repairable items.

A Fuseable Link:
Check for continuity across this part. It will be located in the exhausts venting system prior to the discharge outlet. If there is no continuity, replace the part. Not all dryers have this part.

Flame Sensor:
This part is located on the burner housing. If it's defective, it will cause the glow coil to not function or cause the problem your discribing. You can test this part with a continuity tester or an ohm meter.

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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.
Old 09-04-03, 07:00 AM
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Hi ,
I just recently ( less than 5 minutes ago) found a question form several months ago with this information.
I'll remove the flame sensor and have it looked at.
Will let you know the results.
Old 09-04-03, 10:17 AM
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Hi The flame sensor appears to be fine.
I'm at a loss as to what to do next,
expect the Maytag repair guy.
Old 09-04-03, 01:41 PM
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Hi The repair guy was here- it was the sensor.
I guess the appliance shop needed the bucks for a service call, since they didn't even test the sensor when I took it in. They just looked at it and said that it was fine.
Oh well-Thanks for all your help

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