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Maytag dryer my dryer flame only comes on once or twice during the cycle and then the flame quits.

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There are solinoids on top of the gas valve. the secondary is failing. replaced both solinoids to fix problem

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Dryer goes on, flame comes on but goes out soon, moisture accumulates on the door, clothes remain wet and very slow drying.

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What the most likely problem is,is weak gas valve coils,when teh coils are weak the flame comes on when they are cool but once the gas valve coils get warm the quit working. It is a fairly common problem,so common in fact i have written this tip covering weak gas valve coils

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if the flame only lights once or twice when you first start your dryer, then afterwards the ignitor just glows yet the gas valve does not open producing fire the gas valve coils are defective.
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Check to see if lint filter is clean.  Also look through the holes inside at the back of the drum to see if there is lint clogging them.  Use a strong shop vac to clean them out if necessary.  The gas flame will normally go on and off during the cycle under the control of the thermostat so that does not sound like the problem unless it fails to come on again when the temperature cools down.  Check to see if air is coming out of the vent outside.  If not, then the blower wheel may be broken.  You will probably have to remove the motor to replace the blower wheel.  I have done it twice on my 34 year old dryer.

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The igniter is supposed to go on and off during the cycle. There is a sensor that could be replaced, but is rarely the problem in this instance. 99% of the time when the dryer is taking too long to dry, it is an air restriction. Usually lint is plugged up somewhere, or the vent run is too long.

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HI thanks for your question. the coils on the gas valve are faulty . common problem with gas dryers , replace the coils thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

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