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Maytag Atlantis MDG8400AWW Dryer Runs Cool

They Maytag dryer does not get hot anymore when drying the clothes. The dryer appears to work only with cool air. The clothes do not dry properly.

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  • msisario Dec 30, 2008

    It appears that the gas coils need to be replaced.

  • edmn911 May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. The ignitor does not glow. There is no heating activity noted. I did take the front cover off to observe. Do you think it is the ignitor?

  •  Sherman
    Sherman May 11, 2010

    does your ignitor glow when you start the dryer

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Doesn't seem like dryer is getting very hot

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I had a similar problem years back. It was the ignitor. The ignitor is a ceramic like piece that heats up (glows red) that ignites the gas. Typically when that goes, you will see some white residue build up where it cracked, thus breaking the electrical connection. This thing works like a heating element on an electric stove, but rougher looking.

The part was about $30 at my local parts store. I bought an extra one just in case so I have it on hand. I installed it with common tools.

You can check it to see if you lost connection by using a volt meter.

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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