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Maytag Neptune Dryer MDG5500AWW short flame cycle

Maytag mdg5500aww Dryer

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#1 AvanteAppliance

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

Hello,
I have a gas maytag dryer model # mdg5500aww, the flame shoots long N strong and down to get the friction on, the igniter glows real bright too, replaced the coils, replaced the thermal fuse and ohmed the radiant sensor. Problem is: the flame lasts about 10-20 seconds and it takes hours to dry a load. I am guessing its either the control board, the actual valve, or maybe the cycling thermostat. Any ideas bros in appliance repair?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:14 AM

try an empty load with the Vent disconnected
check the Vent temperatures

and check your Venting System

Dryer Vent

Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:58 AM

If you venting checks out OK as recommended by RegUs__PatOff look at the blower wheel. The center hub may be stripped.
http://www.repaircli...mber=MDG5500AWW

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

does 85 degrees sound bout right?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

Your thermostats on this model act as safety's, not your typical temp control on this unit. The temps are actually controlled by the thermistor. It should read about 10K ohms at room temp. You can also go into diognostics and view what temp the thermistor thinks it is. Because your display is only two digits, the temp displayed will be in Celsius. As temps go up, ohms go down. So if you are reading 3K at room temp or so, it's shot.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

Domo for the info on this one, Master TTH!

Avante, here's the link to the replacement thermistor for this dryer ==> http://www.repaircli...mber=MDG5500AWW

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

Parts are ordered, wish me luck fellow techies!!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'm a little scared, did I miss the diognostic test on the thermister? That's a lot of pressure to put on someone! My lucky dryer coin came up thermister when I flipped it!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'm a little scared, did I miss the diognostic test on the thermister? That's a lot of pressure to put on someone! My lucky dryer coin came up thermister when I flipped it!

You accepted responsibility. Live with it.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'm not sure how it regulates temperature,
but it does also have a Cycling Thermostat in the parts list and on the wiring diagrams
http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=791153

 

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

I ordered all 3, so triple wish me luck.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:59 AM

Rots of ruck, GI! Let us know what you find.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

Diagnostics, use the diagnostic$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ We have apposable thumbs just so we can get into diagnostics and hold meter leads!!! OK, adult bevarages as well.....

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