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Maytag MDG5500 - heat goes off after several minutes

Heat goes on within a few seconds of starting the dryer, but then goes off and doesn't seem to go back on. Dryer keeps tumbling, but clothes don't dry due to no heat. I already cleaned the vent and replaced the cycling thermostat, hi limit thermostat, thermal fuse on blower housing, and temp control thermistor. None of that worked? What else could it be? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    this dryer takes hours to dry a load of laundry

  • gjacono Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem except with a Whirlpool gas dryer

    are not dry.

  • johnnyphuho May 09, 2009

    I have the same problem here. Google around and see some suggestion said that I should change the board. The board will cost around $175 and make me think, and it doen't make sense to me. Finally I stopped by the local appliance part supplier and the salewoman told me it 99.9% the problem with the gas valve coil. I check the coil and found out one of those is openned. Bought the set for $31 and it work like a charm for me.

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Q - My gas dryer will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating?
A - Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
- glow bar igniter, thermal fuse ( not all models ), coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats,motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.
A page for checking gas dryers is here.

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