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Maytag Neptune MDG300aww Gas Dryer Heats On and Off

Maytag Neptune gas Clothes Dryer
Model MDG3000AWW

No or limited heat during drying cycle

Drum turns freely.
Plenty of air flow out of dryer exhaust with vent disconnected and connected, as every nook and cranny was cleaned and vaccumed.

When first turning on dryer, Igniter glows orange/red gas ignites and burns for 30 seconds or so then flame shuts off. With in 30 to 60 seconds cycle is repeated.

Sometimes on initial start up, this cycle will take place once, sometimes twice. Then symptoms change. After the one or two ignitions and burns, the igniter will glow as before but the gas valve won’t open and therefore there is no burn. Then the igniter shuts off for a minute or so. It will keep this on / off cycle up. When the gas valve fails to open and while the igniter is glowing I hear a rattle that seems to be coming from the gas valve coils.

Thanks for your help.

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  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    If you have the same problem as listed in my post please replace the gas valve coils and you will be quite relieved of a most taxing part time heat problem!!
    TNX ,

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the gas igniter turns red but the gas valve does not open

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I have a whirlpool cabrio gas dryer that smells like something is burning when the flame ignites. It does not smell when the dryer is on air dry or fluff cycle. Any ideas of the problem?



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Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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    john gagnon Sep 25, 2008

    hi thanks for the question you are right about the coils on the gas valves replace them problem solved thanks the appliance doc



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