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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 10:41:00 AM »
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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 02:30:13 PM »
Yes, JWWEBSTER, I do know that the burner goes on and off.   As I mentioned, the burner was going on and over properly for three or four cycles but then it wouldn't go on again.  The ignitor went on each time but the gas didn't go on after the third or fourth cycle.

Well, I go the new coils and installed them and now nothing but the motor works. The ignitor doesn't go on.  (And, before anyone asks, I put them in properly.  They only go in one way on my dryer.)   So I put the old coils back in and still nothing.  Very weird.  The only thing that touched the machine since yesterday was my wife, who I asked to vacuum out some stuff in the bottom of the dryer but she did it gently and all connections are still tight.

Any suggestions?  Excuse me for posting this in a new thread as I am going to do after finishing this but I suspect that nobody might now my problem is not fixed otherwise.

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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 02:36:02 PM »
Just a touch of the ignitor with a finger and it dies. oops
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Maytag burner won't go on after a few cycles - continued....
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 02:44:28 PM »
I apologize for opening a new thread on this problem but I suspect that folks might think the problem was resolved and not see this.

My Maytag LDG4914AAE gas dryer ran all day last weekend.  I found that the burner would light up for three or four cycles but no more.  The timer didn't advance so it would run forever if not turned off.  The ignitor works fine and glows on every heat cycle.  When the burner stops going on, it won't light up at all if restarted unless I wait a while - maybe 10 minutes or so.  It was suggested that I need new gas valve coils.  I got them today and installed them and now nothing but the motor works.  The ignitor doesn't even go on.  I took the new coils out and put the old ones back in but the ignitor still doesn't work.   Someone in the other forum mentioned that the burner has to go on off or the clothes would burn up which made me realize that someone might think I'm totally green.  :D  That's not the case.  In my 60 years I have worked on just about every kind of equipment imaginable and was a service technican at one time. I just haven't had much need to work on dryers.   

That said, the exhaust venting is completely clean and not too long.  The dryer is in the same place that my dryers have been in for 32 years using the same exhaust.  Besides, the first thing I did was disconnect the exhaust altogether. Before someone asks  ;), the coils are in properly. They only go in one way.  The only thing that happened to the dryer since yesterday is my wife vacuumed out some crap in dryer but she did it gently and all connections are good.   Any suggestions?   I know this is weird and I'm sure I did need the coils but now the ignitor isn't even going on. 

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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 02:51:36 PM »
Quote
Excuse me for posting this in a new thread as I am going to do after finishing this but I suspect that nobody might now my problem is not fixed otherwise.

Hi ZoneIII

There is no point in starting a new topic being you are still working on the same appliance.
I have merged your two topics into one to keep things simple.

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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009, 02:55:01 PM »
On the blower housing is a control thermostat and a fuse. Both go to the burner in series. If either is open then no power will get to the gas assembly but the dryer will still run.
Both the flame sensor and flame ignitor are wired in series with each other. If either one is open nothing will happen. The flame sensor will open with the heat from the ignitor and when the ignitor shuts down then the amp draw is then applied to those coils, they open the gas and whoosh! Houston we have ignition.
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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 03:25:38 PM »
When wifey vaccumed out the dryer, look to see that the vacuum did not dislodge the wire on the hi-limit thermostat on top of the burner flue or possible the ones on the left side at the flame sensor.
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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2009, 03:39:38 PM »
Sorry about the new thread and thanks for combining them.

I have my answer. Apparently the wife got a little over enthusiastic in her cleaning.  The ignitor is broken right off!   :tickedoff:

Thanks for your help, folks!

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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2009, 05:11:28 PM »
Wimmen...can't live with 'em and can't shoot 'em either :)
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Re: Maytag gas drier burners won't stay lit.... with a twist.
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2009, 07:11:46 PM »
When you swap the new part do not drop it or touch the ignitor. Only the base of it. Oils from your skin can make that puppy take a dump.
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