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Gas doesn't come on

The igniter comes on ( glows red ) but the gas doesn't turn on. The drum is turning and the igniter glows & thats it.

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  • Stephen Shorma Feb 16, 2009

    Sorry
    I had posted the model then it was at the bottom so I deleted it from the story
    Model DG482
    Serial 376627TT
    Series 5

    Thanks Steve


  • Stephen Shorma Feb 18, 2009

    I have a Maytag model DG482 gas clothes dryer. Serial #376627TT. The original complaint was the dryer turns, igniter glows but doesn't heat. I called my local appliance parts store & told me it needed a solenoid kit. I replaced the solenoid & thought it was working. Now the gas does kick in but the dry (control) switch doesn't seem to move. Also at times I can see the igniter glowing without the gas coming on. The dryer is drying but seems to run constant. Are there humidity sensor that once the clothes dry to a point the dryer control moves to cool down? Wondering if I have multiple problems. So my 2 questions are does clothes dryness regulate the control switch & is it normal for the igniter to glow without the gas coming on? Hate to keep throwing parts at it. Right now not sure what to do. So far have not received any help but sure could use some.
    Thanks
    Steve

  • Stephen Shorma Feb 18, 2009

    What should the voltages be? Also there are 2 wires going to the one solenoid & 3 wires to the other. How do you check the control panel. Humidity is not a factor? I do think this may be getting over my head.
    thanks
    Steve

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The fuse is ok because the power is going into the gas assembly and the ignitor is working so why won't the gas come out and ignite? Well the ignitor uses so much power is robs the coils of enough energy to open. The flame sensor shuts down the ignitor at 1800 F. The power surges through those coils and that opens the valve. The raw gas hits the ignitor and the flame stays on UNTIL the control thermostat (mounted on the blower next to the skinny white fuse) shuts down the power to the assembly. The dryer still runs tumbling the clothes till the drum cools down and the thermostat again powers up the gas assembly.If the fuse is blown in this model the unit will keep running. On these models the coils will get hot and quit, cool off and maybe work again. Sometimes not at all. I would say you needs to replace these puppys. Part number 279834
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Hi there, your gas shut off valve may be in the off position or, the manifold may be clogged with mineral participates. you can disassemble the manifold assembly and, blow it out with pressured air. this will clear all blockages that may exist.

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    Michael Masters Feb 18, 2009

    the dryer doesn't regulate the clothes dryness by sensors, the actual control panel uses time to assume the dryness. if you set it for 10 min, it will run for 10mins.Secondly, the igniton may have some issues with timing. it should cut off immediately after the flame is ignited. being that it is a glow ignition, it takes half a min for the glow ignition to reach a cool state, considering the fact that, its temperature is well above 300 when in lighting mode.

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Hi..the reason to this problem may be the coil.
so replace the coil on the gas valve.It is a
common problem that occurs.
try this out..
thank u..

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  • Hariharanath V Feb 17, 2009

    hi..replacing the coil on the gas valve will

    solve the issue.

    check this out..

    thanks..

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Check and eventiually replace the valve assembly or the termocouple that controls the valve.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 16, 2009

    Either the valve is faulty and does not open, or the termocouple that keeps the valve closed untill full flame temperature is reached is faulty.

    To test a termocouple you use a multimeter, and read continuity (impedance), that at room temperature is about 1K ohms.

    to test the valve, if it is electrically controlled (normally it is) you check voltages in, if the valve gets no power then test wiring harness and control board.

    If the valve is controlled normally, and termocouple is fine, then try energizing the valve, if it is stuck , replace it.




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