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JWHANSEN

Maytag Gas Dryer

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I ordered both gas valve coils from the vendor on this website. I had them shipped two day air to me. So give me at least until Friday to get back with you all about the on going saga with this dryer! Thanks.

Jwhansen

 

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:snooze:   Till Friday!!!

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[user=533]:yikes:Pegi[/user] wrote:

:snooze:   Till Friday!!!
No Way, I didn't think you ever slept. What kind of creamer do you put in that coffee?

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:silly:  Just hate to sleep, but sometimes just have to do it!!!   Hate to leave people hanging out there that need our help, but sometimes got to go get some ZZZZZZZZZ's   All I drink is iced tea, no lemon, just sweet and low.  :)

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I replaced BOTH heating coils last night and still no movement on the Auto Dry Cycle. I am to the point where I am so frustrated.....I am ready to toss it and go and buy another one. Any advice? I've spent about $120.00 so far on this nightmare but the excitement of fixing something on my own is getting to be a let down and the dryer only was $400.00. Should I toss it and cut my losses? Thanks.

Jwhansen 

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Is the burner coming on and staying on???  If not, the timer will not advance.  Also the timer will not advance on auto for about 15 minutes at the start of the cycle, till the clothes start getting moisture removed, then it starts advancing faster as the clothes get dryer.

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The burner comes on initially when you first start the dryer and stays on for about 30 seconds. About every minute and a half it will light up for about 20 seconds at a time and then shut off. The timer will not move. I dried clothes last night for an hour and a half with out the timer moving. The timer does however move on a timed cycle. The flame, when it ignites, is a strong one. But it cycles like I just explained. The dryer vent has good flow coming from the duct outside and stays hot even when the heat is not ignited. I am clueless.

 

Jwhansen

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The burner would stay on when the dryer is first turned on for about at least 15 minutes or so because the clothes are wet.  I assume you are testing this with wet clothes in the dryer. It will cycle right back off if there is nothing in the dryer. If you have wet clothes in the dryer something is still short cycling the burner.

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Either way, with or with out clothes in the dryer, it stays on for only about 30 secs and then shuts off.

 

Jwhansen

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Did you ever check the blower wheel. You need to make sure the blower wheel has not striped out.

It sure sounds like the dryer is short cycling on the hi-limit safety t-stat on top of the burner cone which would indicate bad airflow.

Check the front and rear drum seals, blower wheel, and seal between front lint trap area and the blower housing. If any of these seals are bad air can not flow correctly and you will have the problem your experiencing.

As a tempory way to check this, bypass the hi-limit safety t-stat on top of the burner cone and run the dryer and see if it still shuts down to soon, DO NOT RUN LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES WITH THE HI-LIMIT SAFETY BYPASSED.

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