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Maytag Gas Dryer - Flame starts and then turns off 5 seconds into cycle

I have a Maytag gas dyrer that the flame is not staying on very long once you start a cycle. You can see the igniture turn on, then you can hear the gas valve switch on, the flame ignites and then within about 5 seconds the flame turns off and will not reignite until you turn the dryer off and then back on again. I thought at first it was a temp switch on the top of the burner housing because when I put my meter on it at voltage coming out of the contact to the gas valve. But about 5 seconds after the flame turns on the temp switch turns off and the gas valve drops out and the flame dies. Any ideas? I'm very handy and we have a very good appliance parts store in town. I just need an idea what part to check next.

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HI thanks for your question. the coils on the gas valve are faulty . common problem with gas dryers , replace the coils thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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    Russ Klimczuk Mar 30, 2014

    Hi John, I have the same exact problem and did replace the coils, but the problem continues unchanged. I did not meter igniter due to strong flame nor heat thermostat, since continuity at room temp. Also vacuumed and washed lint trap. Any additional thoughts. Thank you, Russ (ta197764@gmail.com)

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