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.
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.