My dryer hasn't been running right for some time. Thisis what I have done, I clean all parts from the lint tray all the way to the exhaust exit, all is clear. I replaced the thermostat and the thermal fuse. Now, this is a gas dryer, when the dryer is first turned on, and I took off the front panel to see, the gas will ignite for two cycles, only twice. The igniter will come on after that, however the gas will not iginite and the dryer will not heat up again. Is this dryer shot or is there an easy fix, can you help me?
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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?if the dryer can't move the air the heat will stay in th dryer and the heat won't run for long because the dryer is hot and up to temp.you should clean out the lint filter duct,the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower.i've seen dryers catch fire if they haven't been cleaned out.this is the prblem most of the time,people start changing parts and all it is is lint blocking the vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is blocked with lint.start here and see what happens
Does it come back on right away when you start it again? or do you have to wait. If it starts, stops, starts, excetera..if so you will need to replace the control board. Part Number: AP4046791 made by WHIRLPOOL. Now it is not a cheap part, but most have a 30 day moneyback. The slight chance of a broken element shorting, causing the thermistor to over heat, cool down and run for a short time. is also a possible issue. But for the Maytags I have worked on in this model, most of the time it has been the control board. I am hoping it is the element issue for finace purposes. It is a good dryer unit, I own one. : )
Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following - 1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place. 2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes. Post comments for further help or information..... Good Luck!! Thanks for using FixYa!!
If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not
taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you
need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take
place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes
for your dryer to fail.
if the heat is on when the dryer is cold then shuts down after 15 to 30 minutes and doesn't lite for a long while you have bad gas coils,the gas should come on until it hits temp. then it shuts down,when the dryer calls for heat it will turn back on,if it stays on for short periods of time you might need to clean out the dryer,this will shut the gas down to soon,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,blow out the vent line,make sure the air is blowing outside with nothing blocking it and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is
two more things you can check are a blockage prior to your lint trap ( you can usually tell by how much air is coming out of the exhaust) and run it on the air only function which should not engage the heat element at all. If you are electrically inclined you can check the power to the element to see if its shorted to an " on" condition this is a bit complicated and dangerous to do so I wouldn't advise it. 220 plug runs one circuit for the element and one for the motor to turn the drum.
Clean out your lint tray and hose. It sounds as if it is stopped up. The gas dryer automatically shuts off to prevent fires or overheating. The thermostat is probably O.K. since it will run for a few seconds each time.Let me know what you find out. Clean the lint trap first.