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Maytag dryer does not always heat
« on: April 27, 2008, 08:36:29 PM »
Our Maytag dryer will fire up initially but when cycling on and off during drying, the flame does not light.
This was a problem about 8 months ago but seemed to correct itself. The problem just recurred.
Could not see model# in manual section.

Any clues or tests?

Model LDG8410AAW

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 08:45:03 PM »
when you say it does not always light, is the ignitor still glowing? yet the burner does not ignite?

if that is the case you need to change the gas valves

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 09:05:10 PM »
What is the degree of difficulty in replacing these valves?
Does it get done through the small door or does the front need to come off?
Does repair manual address replacement procedure?

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 09:26:24 PM »
solenoid coils need replacement
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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 09:29:03 PM »
I attached the part of the manual that is related to the gas.

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 09:41:24 AM »
It's working  O0

Thank you for the quick responses.

The most difficult part was getting the screwdriver into the head of the far (out of sight) screw.

The manual excerpt was a help except where it said to cut wires, which I did not do.

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
That's great!

Glad to hear you got it working.  O0

What part did you end up replacing?

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 10:53:43 AM »
I replaced the secondary coil and the holding coil.
I had the parts on hand from 8 months ago.
I guessed at the parts using a troubleshooting guide in an old Reader's Digest repair book.
I was glad to have this site affirm my guess.
It really brings comfort to DIYers like myself.

Thanks again

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 02:14:38 PM »
Would it be improper to say, "With a site like this, you never have to guess"?   O0
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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 02:28:19 PM »
I have passed the site on, so you might see more "guesting" and less guessing.

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Re: Maytag dryer does not always heat
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2008, 03:07:15 PM »
Those coils are easier to replace on some models if you just yank out the whole burner assembly but as a DIY'er, I could see why you wouldn't want to do that. Many people have removed the burner assembly at my request and would bring it into my shop for testing. Almost always the coils needed replacement. Glad you got it going.
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