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Worked fine until today. Not heating. Drum turns well

Neptune gas dryer has worked fine until today. About 7 years old. Not heating. Drum turns, all else seems to be working OK

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I am diagnosing a similar problem in my dryer. Mine is a MDG4000BWW but the part catalog looks almost exactly the same. If you haven't done so already, make sure your vent pipe is clear. Since the air flow carries away the combustion gasses, there are safety switches to shut off the gas if the vent is blocked. If the vent is clear, take off the front cover by unscrewing the four screws that hold the door and door stops. The front panel should tilt forward and come free. The gas control is pretty straightforward. There is an ignitor that heats up and glows yellow. On my machine it is on the left hand side of the burner and is very obvious. If the ignitor does not heat up, that is probably the problem. You can confirm that the ignitor is getting electricity with a voltmeter. If you don't have one try the other heat ranges on the dial. It is unlikely that all the control positions would go bad at once, so if none of them make the ignitor work I'd recommend replacing it. If the ignitor works then a solenoid (electric control valve) should open and allow gas to flow into the burner. If the ignitor goes off without the burner starting, then the primary solenoid needs to the replaced. If the burner lights but does not stay on, then there are two potential problems. There is a flame sensor that detects the fact that the burner is on and sends a signal to a second solenoid to keep the gas on. It may be hard to tell which is the problem without a meter. My bet would be the solenoid. If the gas comes on properly and stays on for more than a minute or so, but then goes off and does not come back on I think you have a thermostat problem. There are two (on my machine) one to prevent overheating and one that cycles that gas on and off to maintain temperature. The high limit thermostat is to prevent fire if the cycle thermostat fails. All the parts are available online and range from about $16.00 to $35.00. Hope this helps - good luck

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Your heating element is gone, need new one

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