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Offline hookcapn

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Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:39:15 PM »
Dryer does not heat,
No igniter glow.
Exhaust clear
I'm now watching 4 month old granddaughter and need to repair dryer soon.

Model LDG8410AAW

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 08:49:12 PM »
Use your volt meter and verify power to the ignitor.
If you have power  and no glow,replace the ignitor.
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 09:02:45 PM »
Check your flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber. No continuity=Bad sensor. Check your thermal limit.
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 09:03:29 PM »
Does it work at all?
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 09:06:44 PM »
yes but no heat

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 02:25:59 PM »
Finally got my act together.
Front panel is off,
Door closed and door switch still attached

Voltage at outlet=118.2
Turned dial and pressed start button
Voltage at Igniter connector changes from .0000 to .0002 negligible

Continuity checked at sensor and appears OK
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 02:28:15 PM by hookcapn »

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 05:33:33 PM »
You must unplug the machine and remove the wires from all components to be checked for continuity.
Those components are;
the flame sensor =should have continuity.
the hi-limit thermostat and cycle thermostat=both should have continuity.
If they check OK the problem will be in  the centrifugal switch in the motor (neutral line)or the timer not sending L1 power.
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 06:10:26 PM »
with the machine running are you getting 118v to the quick connect at the gas assembly?
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 03:23:07 PM »
Back to the dryer
In each instance I disconnected both wires

The flame sensor( assuming that is on the left next to the igniter) has no continuity.

The sensor forward on the cone but on the right has continuity.

I do not know where the third sensor mentioned is located.

I attached a picture, if that would help.

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 06:02:35 PM »
The 3rd sensor(control thermostat) is on the exhaust duct where the blower wheel is located.
It has 4 wires.
Unplug the 2 larger wires and check the continuity therein.
The flame sensor is bad. Replace it.
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