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Maytag Neptune dryer won't heat MGD4000BWW (gas)

neptune gas dryer neptune dryer wont heat

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#1 horn4life

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

Well dryer stopped heating for some reason yesterday.  Of course I am in the middle of a major home project so this is just one more problem heaped onto the plate.  I am assuming the problem has something to do with the igniter or some some sort of sensor. I couldn't find a post specific to my model when searchiing I am getting  a "click" when the dryer starts which my understanding is the gas valves opening, but no heat.

 

I guess igniter?  Pop off front cover and rig the door to stay in place and observe if there is a glow of the igniter or not?

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

Classic symptoms of bad gas valve coils.  Replace and it shall be well with thee.  

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

^--- what he said... No need to "rig" the door... open the door, take 4 screws out in the door jam, 2 on each side, and pull the panel off from the top, it hinges at the bottom...  once access panel is off you can put the 2 screws on the door side back in and it will function find and dandy. No pain no stain.



Also, these Neptune models are easier to gain access than the models used in the Repair Clinic video...



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:50 PM

So I am still assuming I should still check for igniter glowing before assuming the the problem is the gas valve solenoids?  


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:16 AM

that would be the first step...


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

OK well of course the batteries on my voltage meter are toast... ARGH...  The glow igniter is not glowing how so it that my most likely problem?  OR could a problem with the gas valves prevent the lighter from igniting?

 

Just have to run a bunch of errands and wondered if I should pick up an igniter while I am out or wait and test with voltage meter before purchasing?

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

other things (not the Coils) can prevent the Ignitor from glowing ..

get those batteries ..


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

Also a good question to ask your self, how much lint is inside of your dryer?  if any at all, it could be a symptom of poor airflow.  Poor airflow causes dryers to get to hot.  Todays dryers are designed to blow fuses when they get too hot.  

 

Lint+flame= fire damage 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

OK went and bought a new tester as old one was dead ... checked the voltage at the igniter and am getting 120v, but no glow to igniter... so igniter is the culprit? Yes?

 

Thanks guys as always.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

 ... checked the voltage at the igniter and am getting 120v,

across the Ignitor, while still connected ?
bad Ignitor
probably cracked
http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1036069

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

No checked the connector TO the igniter  went from 0 to 120v when unit turned on.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

all voltage mesurements should be made with the devices connected

unless otherwise directed.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Don't keep us in suspense!  What did it turn out to be: gas valve coils or ignitor?



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

Don't keep us in suspense!  What did it turn out to be: gas valve coils or ignitor?

The Suspense is agonizing! ... Okay, not really, but it would be nice to know the verdict 






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