Maytag Gas Dryer

Old 06-02-06, 12:17 PM
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Maytag Gas Dryer

I have a somewhat newer Maytag Gas dryer that is acting funny. It clicks and then the igniter bar glows. The gas is released and ignites for about 6 seconds or so and then clicks off. This cycle continues all the time. I've removed the vent hose and it still happens. The air flow is strong so I've discounted the blower wheel which is only a year old anyway (Replaced). I've checked all the standard parts with a voltmeter and they all seem to have connectivity w/o a load. I bought some solenoids to replace even though the gas still is released for a few seconds. Twice the gas failed to be released and I can't seem to get it to do that again and one time it worked as it should for about 5 minutes. However, 99% of the time it just runs for a bit and shuts down. Additionally, the auto cycles will run forever if I let it but the actual timed settings do indeed count down to 0. Any ideas?

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Old 06-03-06, 05:25 AM
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Hello Yankee1423. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Common problem often caused by one of two defective solenoids, flame sensor, restricted venting system, defective gas control valve and/or thermal fuse, if equipped with one.

Plenty of additional information can be found in the dryer sticky note here and by reading the exisiting questions and the replies within them.

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 more quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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