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Maytag Gas Dryer has power but not heat to dry

Our dryer is not giving off heat.
We called liberty appliance and they told us to look at the hose and disconnect it and run the dryer.
It still does not give off heat. We cleaned all dust.
LDG5005AAE

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  • gudmaps Nov 22, 2008

    Rick,



    We removed the Vent  from wall outlet and back of dryer and lint trap cleaned. Air still is flowing at what seems a strong flow.

    So I assume that the blower is okay.

    When I listen as I start the dryer I do not think I hear any igniting sound although I do not remember well what it should sound like.

    So maybe the problem is in the gas ignitor and there may be an issue with the gas valve, temp sensors, or fuse as you say.

    I guess we will need to wait until Liberty Appliance sends someone out on Monday. Too bad we cannot do it ourselves.



    Funny I could not find our model on the Maytag site. They also refered me to Whirlpool. Guess they must have merged?

    Model Number - LDG5005AAE

    Serial Number - 168300190H



    Thanks for your help,

    Paul






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Hello gudmaps,
I'll attempt to assist you with a few things you can try.. to begin with ... if your dryer uses gas to generate heat and is not electric, the byproduct of the gas flame is not one that you would want to vent into a room. If your appliance shop suggested you unhook the exhaust pipe as a means to test the vent system for a minute or two ( to measure the exhaust out of the dryer for temp and flow) then that';s ok for a short period of time.. Think of it as running your car in a garage.. the fumes are unhealthy for you so limit that activity if you can... I can suggest you do the following:
Check to make sure that the entire vent system exiting the dryer is not restricting air flow.. ( that means that when you run it.. you can feel the exhaust is fairly robust at the exit point outside.. if it feels weak , then in all probability your vent system is restrictive and will need a thorough cleaning ( despite lint trap filters,.. some lint does work its way by that filter and end up in the vent duct.. eventually limiting flow to a point that the dryer no longer drys in a reasonable timeframe.
If the vent duct system is not the problem, then you may have a problem with the blower inside your dryer.. Sometimes items get byu the filter and impede the blower from moving air.. If you are handy and can gain access to that ( with the dryer unplugged) .. than that may be the problem..
Lastly, if your blower is moving air and your exhaust isn't restricting that air movement .. you will need to verify that your gas burner is igniting .. You should be able to hear the gas jet ignite and remain lit during the start up sequence.. If that isn't happening then you may have problem with your gas valve itself, the temp sensors and sometime the non-resettable fuse opens and disables the gas flow altogether.. Depending on your technical abilities.. will dictate how far into repairing the dryer you want to go.. Just remember that all troubleshooting inside the dryer should be done with the power removed or disabled.. Hope this helps you..

Regards,
Rick

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  • Rick Gelin
    Rick Gelin Nov 22, 2008

    Hello Paul,

    Based on what you stated, it would appear that you aren't getting a flame established and that could very well be the non-resettable fuse has opened..or the igniter is defective. If that fuse opens, then the gas valve will not open and you will not establish a flame for heat generation. If the ignitor is defective, then you wound get a flame established in the alotted time and that hardware will shut off the gas. Unfortunately, unless you are comfortable dealing with that hardware ( meaning: the gas system and associated components) then you are probably better off leaving that repair to a trained professional. After it is repaired, please post the solution here so that we can get closure on the findings..

    Regards,

    Rick

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