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Maytag neptune mgd6800aww the air is not heating the air the gas shuts off

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First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.   If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.  If the gas ignites but the cycle stops and repeats quickly the lint filter, exhaust vent or outlet may be clogged.

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