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Author Topic: Maytag Gas Dryer - No Heat/Igniter stays cold  (Read 2992 times)

Offline Jenrick

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Maytag Gas Dryer - No Heat/Igniter stays cold
« on: November 08, 2010, 05:01:25 PM »

My dryer's lint catcher wasn't cleaned out for a while and one day it stopped drying, everything works, just no heat.
I opened the bottom front panel and took started a cycle and I noticed the igniter wasn't glowing so I went ahead and replaced it, but still no luck.

I tested the two sensors (one at the very top and one off to the side) on top of the flame blower for continuity and both read 0 ohms (which I think I believe means continuity) but in a manual I read but I'm not quite sure if thats the same part:

Thermostat limit
Open at 225 7 F
Close at 215 10 F
Continuity > 1 Ω

There's also another sensor to the far right (exhaust?) which I thought was the thermostat that is reading also 0 ohms.

Any help would be appreciated,

Model SDG515DAWW

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer - No Heat/Igniter stays cold
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 05:15:52 PM »
I found your schematic to your dryer. There is a white wire that leads to a thermal fuse in your DIAGRAM. That white wire continues onwards to the motor centrifugal switch and then onto the temp control. So if that fuse is bad the power won't get to the gas assembly. If that is the limit you say has o ohms then replace it and see if that fixes her.
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