Question about Maytag SDG3606A Gas Dryer
After initial start and run time, burner shuts off for a short time. relite starts ignitor is energized but the gas valve does not open. looks like some interlock or cycling function is not working properly. I have the wiring diagram can you direct me to the faulty part? maytag SDG3606AWW
On the gas valve you will see two coils when you see the igniter glow test for magnitesim with a screw driver on top of the gas valve stems .the coils go open when they get hot and shut the gas down.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Sometimes the problem is as simple as checking the exhaust duct. You may have lint building up in the duct and even in the back of the dryer at the exhaust hole. When the dryer gets at a certain temp, it says "Clothes are dry"
After checking the vent - Three other most likely causes is either the solenoids on top of the gas control valve, the gas valve or the radiant flame sensor on the burner flame hood.
Ohm test the flame sensor with electrical power to dryer turned off or machine unplugged. Ohm meter should show a closed circuit. (Needle swings all the way over to right side of meter.) If circuit closed, sensor is okay.
Solenoids on top of gas valve may be defective. There are two. Any one of them fails both get replaced. Sold and installed in pairs only. Remove them from the top of the gas valve by removing the entire gas valve assembly first.
To accomplish this task, the entire burner and gas valve must be removed. Then the solenoid coils can be removed from the top of the gas valve and replaced.
The gas inlet pipe to the right side of the gas valve has a tiny on/off gas shutoff valve. Turn it off, lever opposite it's current on position. The nut on the gas supply pipe near the gas valve is counter threaded, which means it turns opposite the norm to loosen it.
There will be other sheet metal screws securing the gas valve and burner assembly to the dryers base. Once the entire gas valve is removed, take it and the make, model and serial numbers of the appliance to the local appliance retail parts store.
Remove both solenoids off the gas valve body by removing the hold down cover plate and replace them both if defective. They are sold only in pairs.
Or take the entire gas valve unit to your local appliance parts store and have the entire assembly and all the parts tested individually and as an assembly.
Once at the store, the salesperson can be sure the replacement parts are the correct ones. Replacing the solenoids is simple and the parts come with full instructions inclosed in the packages.
Defective Gas Valve could be the problem. Remove entire unit as an assembly. Take the entire assembly to your local appliance parts store for testing. Gas valves are not repairable.
CAUTION: Do Not attempt to repair the gas valve. This is a non repairable item. Replacement is the only option, if defective.
Finally - your problem may indicate a bad Temperature Selector Switch.if the unit must cool down for 20 min or so then operates again.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Typically, it has been the coil of the gas valve that died. You can
tell by pulling the kick panel and watching the action while it tries to
start. the unit will sense
the temperature of the glow bar and you should hear a click as the gas
valve opens. Once the gas ignites, it senses the higher temperature and
keeps the gas valve open. (An alternate control system just turns on
the glow bar for a preset number of seconds and opens the gas valve. If
it then senses heat from the flame, the valve stays open, if not, it
closes the valve. This is known as single stage detection.) turn off the gas to the house and promptly replace the dryer valve with the correct one.
click the link directly to get the detailed info-- http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/03/13/converting-a-gas-dryer-from-natural-gas-to-propane/
you asked for the part shown in the diagram which to replace so click this another link too http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYgasdryermvalves.htm
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Posted on Apr 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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