Maytag Dryer LDG212 Series 02 Gas Valve

Old 04-11-06, 08:51 AM
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Maytag Dryer LDG212 Series 02 Gas Valve

I have the LDG212 Series 02. I noticed a faint gas smell when I opened the front trapdoor to vacuum the works.

I turned off the stop valve (shut off) and returned about an hour later and there was no odor. So I turned the valve back ON and it stunk again within fifteen minutes. So of course I shut it off again.

What is the likelihood my shut off is possibly leaking around the top or bottom seals?

Or does the solenoid-activated gas valve assembly need to be replaced?

Also my dryer is a Series 02, but the diagram I see for "Series 01" matches mine. Do they mean "Series 01 or later?"

I had replaced just the solenoids about four years ago when it was not heating properly.
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Hello ArgMeMatey and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Try using leak detection soap to find a fizzer leak some where may be on a fitting, connection, nut or any parts that are threaded together, etc.

Also soap the tiny isolation gas valve to the right side of the gas valve. Do this several times and allow some time for tiny bubbles to appear. Use a bright light to see inside if needed while looking and waiting for any bubbles to form.

If no leak is found, that it is very likely the gas control valve is passing gas thought the internal shut off valve. Common problem. Gas will be noticed coming out of the orifice hole when soap is apply to it, if it is possible to soap the orifice and a mirror is used to see the tiny bubbles.

A techs trick above. Using Soap on the orifice and a mirror to see in at that angle without removing the burner assembly. If bubbles do appear, gas control valve must be replaced. A non repairable item.

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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.

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It's always advisable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

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