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Why does my Maytag dryer not heat? Model # is MGDC500VW0

I have replaced all the Electrical sensors and all of the gas components. The exhaust vent is clear. I did not replace the timer because it still advances. I replaced the igniter and the flame sensor. The gas components includes the valves in the dryer but not the shut off valve on the supply line, but this valve is fine. Could the timer be the problem or would it be something else?

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Did you replace the igniter?

Posted on Dec 27, 2016

Testimonial: "I replaced the Igniter a flame sensor"

  • rdjagger Dec 27, 2016

    I'm sorry I somehow missed your complete first text. So the igniter was a poor question. And when you say all gas components that includes the gas valves?

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