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Mdg3758aww maytag gas dryer...does not heat up

Mdg3758aww maytag gas dryer... does not heat up... the control knob to set the time does not move from the set position.

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SOURCE: Maytag dg482 gas dryer won't heat

pilot safety most likely. most of these older units had a mercury bulb safety simular looking to a thermocouple.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Roper Gas Dryer not heating.

Is the fuse on the picture is the one you bypassed:


The thermal fuse

- The wiring diagram which may help you.Here is information about prices n more elements that you may need.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Dryer-Thermostats-and-Fuses/index.aspx "Did I answer your question ?
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Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag gas dryer wont heat

Since your hot surface ignitor is glowing, that means it is trying to heat, or that all the temp. switches are good and the timer is sending the signal. First check that there is actually gas pressure to the dryer. But the common problem is the coils on the gas valve. There are two, called the booster/holding coil, and the secondary coil. They are purchased as a set (part #279834 / $20.00) if it is the same as my mdg8600aww model. If that doesn't work, then likely the gas valve itself.

Sometimes those coils will open circuit when they warm up, and close when they cool down, giving you an erratic operation symptom.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas dryer not maintaining heat. 70 Series Kenmore/Whirlpool 76722

Fuse is ok . Problem is the soils on the burner valve . If the dryer heats when started , the electricity goes thru the coils to open the valve . Once the coils get warm , 1 will open (short) until it cools back down . The coils can be replaced just by removing the front panel . Only 2 screws hold the coils in place . No turning off gas , dissasembling dryer .

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

Illeagle
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SOURCE: Maytag MDG4000BWW gas dryer does not heat up

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

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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