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Gas dryer does not stay hot.

Hi My Maytag gae dryer will not keep the heat going. after about 5 or 10 minutes it just blows cold air. any ideas would be wlecomed. thank you

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  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

  • garynett Jul 04, 2009

    the dryer does get hot for a while and then goes cold during the cycle. could this be caused by the issues you mentioned?

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Hello. I can help you. Here are all of the possible problems
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

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