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Replaced Igniter works, now no more gas.

05 June 2015 - 07:45 PM

More Maytag Neptune MDG5500AWW dryer stopped drying.  My son figured out that the igniter was not glowing.  After replacing the igniter, the dryer functioned properly with the gas igniting and fan blowing.  After we vacuumed and re-positioned the dryer, it stopped working again.  Now the new igniter comes on, but no gas.  My first thought is Valve Coils, however I'm not sure how to test.  Do I need to use a meter on the coils?



Spectra XL44 317B6641P001 Gas Stove - half heat - right burner out

13 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

My Spectra XL44 Gas oven has the right bottom burner out.  The broiler works fine, however when baking I can only get about 357 degrees.  The left bottom burner comes on and the right does not.  I wasn't sure if this is a glow starter issue or a some sort of valve issue.  The burner is under the bottom plate, so I was wondering if this could be a DIY job or not.  I'm handy, but better with specific instructions rather than just puling stuff apart.  I can check voltages and whatnot.




Carrier WeatherMaker with Code 31

03 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

My Carrier WeatherMaker 9200 stopped heating with a code 31.  From reading the forum and manuals it looks like it could be one of several things.


  • Blocked drainage
  • Blocked air duct
  • Pressure Switch Failure
  • Inducer Motor

The motor spins when the system attempts to fire up.  I never see a glow in the burner view port.  I have been unable to locate the inlet from the manual which shows where to pour antifreeze went winterizing.  I read that you could pour water through to see if the drain is clogged.


When this first happened, it was off for a day, then came back on by itself.  For that reason, I was led to believe it was the drainage.  Perhaps the Pressure Switch is getting flaky.  Is there a way to test the switch?  Or should I simply replace it and work from there?



Slow Dip on Rudd Power Vent Water Heater

24 October 2013 - 04:14 PM

I have a slow drip from my Rudd Water Heater through the Temp and Pressure Relief Value.


The heater is a Power Vent model PVP75FW


We are on well water and the water contains minerals which have damaged other appliances.  We have installed a CSI filter recently.


So, being a relief valve, I'm wondering if it is "Relieving" itself or if I may have a damaged valve.


And just out of curiosity, how many others type "value" for "valve".  I seem to do it all the time.



By "slow leak" I mean perhaps just under a gallon over 30 hours or so.

Freezer check underway for ice build-up -- defrost heater, thermostat

07 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

I have the GSS25LGMAWW side by side refrigerator with ice building up in the freezer bottom. I imagine I have a problem with either the defrost heater or perhaps the thermostat. However, I'm not sure how I should approach the problem. I have an old refrigerator in the garage, so I transfered all the food and I have the back panel off of the freeze unit. I also watched the video on the mudda board test, but I'm not sure how to access the board.

Any help on connectivity testing for this model would be greatly appreciated. The have full access to the front, as well as, the back and the beast is fully emptied and dried out.


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