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My maytag autodry dyer mdg6200aww begins by heating up but the gas flame goes out after a minute or two.I checked for continuity on both the thermal fuse and radiant sensor and both checked out ok.

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Continuity on the radiant sensor should be "closed" at startup, but it must also open after it has sensed the heat from the ignitor or flame.

The ignitor could be cracked and opening up after it heats up for awhile, also it's connectors might be loose/oxidized, clean them and reconnect after checking the ignitor.

Last thing to check is continuity on the gas valve coils. These two frequently go bad, especially the one with two contacts rather than three.

The set of two coils is about $10,00 on ebay. buy them and install. Even if you don't need them now, you will eventually need them. They are nearly a consumable item.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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