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I have a neptune gas dryer. Where is the igniter located? it's model number 53-4537

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Take off the front of the dryer by removing the four screws right inside the dryer door the ignitor is under the drum you cant miss it

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Most times that is a sign that the gas coils are weaking. I am having a little trouble with your model number so I' not sure what your part numbers will be. Get with me later if you should find the model numer to be different. On Maytag they are inside the door. I am not saying that you are wrong but that I could find only this series MGD9700SB0 One coil should be part number 694540 Coil, 60 Hz. (2 Terminal) (Main) and the other part number 694539 Coil, 60 Hz. (Split) (3 Terminal) (Pilot Position) You can find these valve in a larger photo discription on this page=> Seabreeze Appliance Parts just click on photo to enlarge.

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I have a gas Gas dryer with low heat. The igniter is good, the gas valve opens and I get a flame, but it never heats up past 89 degrees. I'm guessing there is a secondary gas valve or something that kicks...

if the vent line is blocked or lint is built up in the duct where the lint filter slides into the flame will only stay on for like 5 to 10 seconds or the gas coils are bad,when the coils are starting to fail you'll have heat for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then no heat,when the coils cool down they will work again,these are the two most common problems with a gas dryer,try removing the vent line from the back of dryer and run it to see if it heats any better if so you have a block in the vent line.or run the dryer for 15 minutes and look at the flame and see if it still ignites,if not the coils are time send the brand name and model number off of the dryer,open the door look around the opening where you put the clothes in and you'll see the model number good luck.if those two things check good you could have a bad cycling thermostat located on the blower wheel housing but i would check for a block in the pipe or lint filter duct.

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