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Offline Steve D

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We have ignition
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:12:31 PM »
I have a maytag gas dryer mdl DG22CA. The flame ignites but immediately goes out. After a few minutes, the glow plug comes on, it reignites and again immediately goes out. Any ideas?

Offline appdoc

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 10:53:43 PM »
Sounds like ur vent is completely blocked or those coil are breaking down pretty quick

Offline Steve D

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 12:56:07 AM »
What "coil" would you be speaking of? This would be very fast. I mean the flame kicks on and within 2 or 3 seconds kicks off.

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 06:29:06 AM »
Sounds more like a defective flame sensor to me.
The flame sensor is attached to the side of the heat canister.
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Offline Steve D

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 12:28:29 PM »
Ok, replaced the flame sensor. It appeared to work. Had good long lasting flame. Let it run through a cycle but now when I turn it on I get flame then glow plug heats and no flame.

The vent is removed so that is not an issue. The high heat sensor tests as good. I'm totally lost.

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 01:09:14 PM »
Must be a problem with the coils
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 01:11:17 PM by JWWebster »
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Offline Steve D

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 02:49:52 PM »
THe problems started when I replaced the Gas Valve. So, unless I had a faulty valve system, the solenoids should be good.

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 02:59:49 PM »
Why did you replace the gas valve?

Did replacing the gas valve solve some other problem or have you been fighting the same problem from the start?

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 03:44:17 PM »
Ok, this will tell you just how I diagnose.  :)

I noticed that the glow plug was heating but no flame was occuring. I hit the side of the dryer and the flame ignited. I tried this several times and it worked every time. I concluded that my hitting the dryer was jarring loose a stuck solenoid. I happened to have a spare gas valve so I changeed it out.

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Re: We have ignition
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 04:16:43 PM »
You hitting the side of the dryer might be unsticking the control thermostat. Swap that out and see if she percolates.
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