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Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« on: June 06, 2010, 06:48:21 PM »
I have a Maytag Gas Dryer MDG7600AWW.

It recently started having problems with heating up.  Sometimes it will heat up and sometimes it won't.  For the most part it will not.  When it does heat up and I check on it 10 minutes later, I find that the dryer is no longer heating up.

I checked for an air blockage and found nothing.  The air flow seems fine.  The problem also exists on all the different cycles as well as heat settings.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 07:20:26 PM »
Change the coils!   M-Style Coil Kit Maytag part # 279834 Coil Kit for Dryer Gas Valve (2 Coils, New Style), AP3094251


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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 08:01:13 PM »
Sounds good.  Do I need to replace both, or is there a way to see which one doesn't work?

Also I did some more testing...the ignitor works fine.  I took the front panel off to observe the issue.  The dryer will start after it has been idle for a while, ignitor goes on and a couple second later the flame ignites.  During the cycle, the ignitor goes out and the flame will continue.  After a period of time the flame goes out.  (I am assuming up to this point this is normal).  Then after a minute or so, the ignitor goes back on, glows, but then turns itself off.  This will repeat and the flame will not go back on.  Once in a while the flame will go back on, but most of the time the ignitor glows and then stops.  Even after a while where the dryer is not hot at all.

Is this this the coils, or could it be the flame sensor, or a temperature sensor?

Thanks for the quick response.

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 08:21:07 PM »
Its your coils.  When they start to heat up is when they fail.  Change them both!
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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 09:48:04 PM »
Thanks!!!  I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 10:58:54 AM »
Just wanted to let you know I replaced both coils.  Took 10 minutes and worked perfectly.

Thanks for all you help!!!

WHIRLPOOL 279834 Coil Kit for Dryer Gas Valve (2 Coils, New Style), AP3094251



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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer does not always heat
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 05:51:43 PM »
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