Maytag gas dryer does not heat long enough

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Unhappy Maytag gas dryer does not heat long enough

Maytag MDG9696AWW
Serial 13816041UW

I have removed front cover and disconnected dryer from ducting. I have vacuumed out duct system.

Igniter glows and gas ignites after starting. With door off, flame stops after 45 seconds. Restarts after 45 second then burns for only 15-20 seconds.

Clothes take too long to dry.

I have checked ductwork. Clean!

I have replaced cycling thermostat.

I have removed the thermal fuse, connected the two fuse wires, and ran the dryer with the same results.

There is no drum felt seal issue. Drum appears well sealed.

Your thoughts please!

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Hello drdokman. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

With all that has already been done and the problem remains, try replacing the two solenoids located on top of the gas control valve. Likely to be the actual cause of the problem. But may also be the gas valve itself. Not as likely but always possible. Simply easier and less expensive to replace the solenoids than the gas valve.

Read the sticky note. Has all the info needed. Including the mfg numbers.
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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

Use the reply button to add additional information or ask additional questions after replacing the solenoids. Doing so will automatically move or keep your question to the top of the forums list of questions.

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