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Dryer doesn't heat

When I turn the dryer on the glow plug lights up, but burner won't ignite.

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  • dudit Nov 01, 2008

    This is an older style Maytag Gas Dryer (not sure of model #). I'm leaning more toward a bad solenoid mounted on gas valve.

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You need a new electric igniter.

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