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Burner would not stay on

No heat build up due to burner keep shut off every minute.

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  • zukondalat Dec 16, 2008

    Hi Will

    (Thermocouple or overtemp device). My service book does mention about the hi-limit thermostat switch, but I am not quite sure it's the problem.

    Do you think the air restricted after the blow turned on?

    Thanks you.

  • zukondalat Dec 17, 2008

    Hi Will

    It's Maytag high capacity commercial dryer (DG32). The burner repeatly shut off every 5 seconds while the machine was running (this operation starts out at cold condition).During that 5 seconds span, the burner was normal but the heat was not there (enough to dry anything). First, I thought the cold down switch but I was wrong. At this stage, I will by pass the high low temp switch.

    Thanks you.


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Bad or weak thermocouple, or bad or weak overtemp device, there are probably two of the overtemp devices look like a huge button in many cases, if it has a thermocouple that is also a probable cause, it could be a thermal on the motor, but I doubt it, jump out the thermals and see if stays on, if so that is the bad part, if it has a thermocouple replace it, if it is of any age it won't hurt to change it anyway.


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    William Babbitt Dec 16, 2008

    I won't rule it out, the motor could cut out, but are you saying the air quits or just blows cold?

    Lets do this

    Start at the beginning, when it started, how old the furnace, the model and serial again, details as best you remember in the order it started to fail on you.

    If you are blowing warm air, and then two minutes later blowing cool, it is most likely a limit.

    If you are blowing hot for two minutes and then nothing, that is another story.

    Give me all the details no matter how unimportant, and let's do a clean paper start on this.

    Will send to


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