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Maytag Gas Dryer won’t light.
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Post# 1032285   5/10/2019 at 09:22 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Drum turning, gas supply valve open, igniter glowing, coils tested within spec, thermostats show continuity, door switch working, but burner will not kick on.
What am I missing?


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Post# 1032297 , Reply# 1   5/10/2019 at 11:11 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Did you check the flame sensor? Sometimes the flame sensor can be an issue. Sometimes the dryer won’t light with a bad flame sensor, or the dryer will light, but the igniter will be glowing continuously. Those may not be the correct observations, but it may help.

Post# 1032303 , Reply# 2   5/10/2019 at 12:34 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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does the coil 'click' when activated....

a lot of times, the coil will click, but not open the valve.....at the point of the click, take a screwdriver and push on the connector to twist it either left or right while the glow tube is ready, if it fires up, the coils are bad...

odd how it has to line up just right to work...even though the coils may test ok...


Post# 1032341 , Reply# 3   5/10/2019 at 20:19 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Bad Gas Valve, It is amazing how many gas valves we have replaced on MT dryers, even though they appear to be the same White-Rogers valves used on KM & WP dryers which outsold MT by at least 5 fold and yet I bet I have only replaced one or two on WP built dryers and at least two dozen on MTs, [  I just replaced on on a Neptune Gas stack two weeks ago ]

 

John





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