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Maytag Neptune MDG4000BWW gas dryer suddenly stopped producing heat. What's wrong & how do I fix it?

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  • a91c4h Jun 20, 2009

    I HAVE TO GET SOME PHYSICAL HELP WITH MOVING THE DRYER SO i CAN GET TO THE IGNITER, ETC... THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK

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Check the following areas for faults. the most common issue here will be the coils. they control the gas valves. check each area just to cover all basis.


1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor) ***(Not Common)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

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Gdeli25 --
The Maytag Neptune MD[G]4000BWW is a front-loading [G]as dryer. Parts list and manual are available online from:
[http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=47083]
If you are still having problems, write back. -- SWT

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Below are some links, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, that will assist you in diagnosing/repair of your dryer. You may have to enter your model number in the search box to access some of the information.

Below is a parts breakdown/disassembly procedure for your dryer.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Electric-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

Firstly, ascertain that you have made a positive heat selection on the control panel temperature switch. The links below are listed in order of failure commonality.

1.Gas Valve Coils
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di3479&PartID=3479

2. Ignitor
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di3018&PartID=3018

3.Thermal Fuse
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di516650&PartID=516650

These are only the most common parts that tend to fail. There are numerous other components that could cause the same symptoms. If the above assistance does not resolve your issue, you may request assistance with an on-line technician, or you can order a service manual from www.repairclinic.com

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