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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 09:46:37 AM »
Hello, Got about 140 degrees with wet load. Front panel installed and vent open. Ran it for about 1/2 hour and still didn't work. Control didn't advance, clothes still wet, and top of dryer was stone cold. When I took the front panel off, after about, 3 minutes, the top of the dryer was very warm to the touch and the clothes dried normally. Any other thoughts?? Appreciate your help very much! Tom

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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 01:41:25 PM »
Yep, get used to running it without that panel from now on :)
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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 07:55:17 PM »
Check the louvred slots in the rear of the dryer & make sure they aren't full of lint

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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009, 11:43:54 AM »
Yes, the louvres are clear. I also took out the housing that transfers the air / heat from the burner up into the drum. It is clean. I see no restriction anywhere. What's baffling is how much of a difference it makes - panel on it could take 3 hrs for a load to start to dry (even without the vent hooked up). Panel off, load is completely dry in a 1/2 hr (even with the vent attached). It seems simple, that logically there must be a restriction, but, I've had this thing apart down to the bones and everything's clean.

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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009, 11:59:51 AM »
With panel on the coils get hot and become intermittant with the panel off they stay cooler and keep working. Replace the coils.
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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009, 12:17:33 PM »
With panel on the coils get hot and become intermittant with the panel off they stay cooler and keep working. Replace the coils.


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Re: Maytag gas dryer won't heat up unless bottom front panel is removed
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 01:44:24 PM »
BINGO!!!
Thanks a lot guys. It was the coils. I guess when I was checking temp out the vent and every time I started a load, it started cool and worked fine. I tried a load and after a while took the front panel off and the ignitor was just going off. Watched it a while and the ignitor came on again without the gas kicking in. Made me feel a lot better buying the coils! I didn't want to just keep replacing parts. My wife thinks I'm a genius - made some points! Anyhow, thanks again for taking time to think this thru for me. In times like these, it's appreciated very much!
Tom

 

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