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Maytag Neptune MDG 5500 AWQ heats sporatically

Dryer will run and dry normally. Then it will not dry. Took off front panel to inspect...observe igniter...did not glow. Unplugged dryer, waited 1min, plugged in dryer...igniter glowed.. gas ignited.. dried clothes.

If opened dryer to inspect clothes.. then dryer restarts... no igniter glow.

Again unplug dryer, wait, plug in, igniter will glow..and gas ignites dries clothes.... any thoughts??

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    Once the front cover is off, the dryer ignites as normal.



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Your dryer has a safety feature that it will not run or heat when the door is opened. It is so no gas fumes are exhauseted into your home. Once the safety is engaged, It will not allow the dryer to restart for a short while. It should clear itself after only a few minutes. Hope this helps, good luck.

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