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Stops heatinng My Maytag MDG5500AAW starts to heat then stops. Sometimes I can switch between senor dry and timed drying and it'll start to dry for a few minutes but then stops again.

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Ithis sounds like the ignitor glow bar might going out. take the door off and remove the from plate. you need to get on your knees to see this. put a peice of tape on the door interlock. turn it on. the ignitor glow bar should be red hot. This ignites the gas. I suspect that it is not going on at all. and the tumbling in the unit airates the clothes making it seem like its on. Remember to take the door off first. this website has the ignitor you need

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Hi, first thing to check is the venting. If the vent is plugged, it will cause the heat to short cycle.
If later in the cycle, the ignitor glows but will not ignite the gas, you will need to change the coils on top the gas valve. This is a common problem.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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Hello when I catch my maytag of gas it activates and warms up but in second she goes out treats many things but she follows equal

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