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Replace the flame sensor.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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My Maytag Neptune dryer model mdg5500aww has no heat when running . ignitor never gets red. there's gas to the unit and 110 volts. there really not much lint in there. is the problem the flame sensor?


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Dec 15, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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My Maytag dryer wont heat. I pulled of the panel and checked my glow ignitor and it works. we have gas to the unit what type of sensor would it be?


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
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Oct 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MCG8000AW Gas Dryer

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Maytag MCG8000AWW gas dryer no heat


The ignitor may be bad you can chek to see if there is 110volts when the dryer is allin by unplugging the wire to the ignitor and putting using a multimeter to chek for voltage at the wires. If there is power to the ignitor and the ignitor is not glowing up then the ignitor is probably bad replace the ignitor.

Jan 12, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MCG8000AW Gas Dryer

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My dryer won't heat up I have a maytag neptune


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
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Sep 28, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Neptune won't dry clothes -


I would replace the solenoids. The gas valve is not fully opening. The glow bar may be failing but the coils on the valve are in need of replacing..
Eric

Sep 16, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Maytag Neptune dryer MDG 7500Aw won't heat


Replace the glow bar ignitor.

Aug 04, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Lights once then not again


Hot Surface ('Glow Bar') Ignition System glow-amin.60x20.gif (most common)
This is the most popular system currently in use and is comprised of a control mechanism (whether thermostat or electronic control), the oven ignitor and an oven gas valve. What happens in this style control system is that the thermostat or electronic control supplies power to the oven ignitor and gas valve which are connected in series (one after the other). As power flows through the ignitor it heats and allows a specific amount of current to flow to the oven valve which is in the same circuit. If the oven valve senses the proper current flow, it opens to allow gas to flow to the oven burner where the glowing hot ignitor (glow bar) ignites it.
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Jul 20, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Maytag Neptune MDG5500AWW Not Heating


The coils are the #1 failure in gas dryers, below is a description of how they work. This excerpt from; www.repairclinic.com.

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.

Jul 07, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Gas keeps shuting down and not heating the air


First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it)  It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off.  If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad.  If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced.   If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.  If the gas ignites but the cycle stops and repeats quickly the lint filter, exhaust vent or outlet may be clogged.

Jun 03, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Stops heatinng


Hi, first thing to check is the venting. If the vent is plugged, it will cause the heat to short cycle.
If later in the cycle, the ignitor glows but will not ignite the gas, you will need to change the coils on top the gas valve. This is a common problem.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

May 24, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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