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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 06:46:45 PM »
Flame sensor no continuity? That is your problem amigo. Now here is an old school way we check for a bad flame sensor. Door switch is jumped out. Front panel is removed and the drum is out. Gas and power is connected. Both wires to the flame sensor are removed and in my tiny little hands. I start the dryer in the cotton cycle. No drum is in the dryer I have cleaned out the lint. I touch the flame sensor's 2 wires together. This causes the ignitor to glow. After about a minute or so I seperate the wires (I have in effect become the flame sensor) The ignitor shuts off and the solenoids get zapped with all that power that the ignitor was hogging. I know that the flame sensor is bad if I can make the gas assembly fire off. Be prepared to kill the power to conclude the test or at least have the kids ready with hot dog weiners or marshmellers! It should be called an ignitor sensor instead of a flame sensor because it does not detect the actual flame produced by the gas assembly, it detects the heat coming off the ignitor and simply opens and kills the power to the ignitor. The coils then have enough juice to allow gas to escape the valve and dance on that screaming hot ignitor.  Of course I have a meter and would know it anyway but if I was a home owner I could check it like that couldn't I? Note: It helps to have a friend that can unplug the dryer for you after you have done this simple test. It be kinda hard to kill power and not drop them 2 live wires in yer hands. While I am at it I want to check the gas assembly 6 or more times to heat up them solenoids so that I know they are not getting hot and quiting. That's just me. :rofl:
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 07:17:44 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 07:21:16 AM »
Great ordered part last night.
Away for weekend will install Sunday or Monday, assuming part arrives Saturday.

Thank you for your help and patience.
Now let's see if I get it to work, and put back together.

Any knack to replacing front panel?
:cheers:

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 07:43:26 AM »
Are you sure LD38410AAW is the correct model number? I could not find that model listed when I tried to look up information on it.


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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2010, 07:44:59 AM »
Its a LDG8410AAW
Authorized Samsung, Electrolux, Whirlpool, GE, Fisher Paykal, and Maytag Servicer with over 10 years experience.

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2010, 08:17:31 AM »
LDG8410AAW is the right #
Boy they are hard to read, even filled in with graphite.

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 08:27:30 AM »
Remove the screws and pull the base to you. To reinstall have the front at an angle and shove the bottom on in. Very nice old dryer. Well worth repairing. They don't make em like that no more. Click Picture to enlarge:
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 11:09:04 AM »
That's what I needed to know.
Your website was a big help as well
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 11:14:00 AM »
Thanks!!
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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010, 09:39:33 PM »
Eureka!
Back in business. :banana:

Thank you again for your patience.
Part arrived while I was out of town.
Took less than 5 minutes to replace.
I used my shop vac to clean things up on general principal.
the front went back on super easy.
I am so pleased and  my wife is pleased.
If your wife isn't happy, the chances of you being happy is slim to none.
Nice job, all of you.

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Re: Maytag dryer runs but does not heat
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010, 10:06:10 PM »
Glad ye could get er did Amigo. !!!
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