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I turn on the dryer and after a minute I here the igniter click on. I have checked the dryer a number of times after the dryer has been running around 5 minutes and it is warm. At the end of the drying cycle the cloths are still wet. The vent line was removed and relocated about 2 weeks ago. When the line was removed it was discovered that the line was blocked which i suspected. The new run is about 19 feet which is now a little bit shorter with one 90 degree elbow.

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  • Brian Steimle Nov 18, 2009

    every thing was cleaned out and inside the dryer as well

  • Brian Steimle Nov 18, 2009

    Maytag model mdg2301bww



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When you replaced the vent line, did you also clean out the vent line in the dryer and the lint filter in the dryer?

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    bulldogchief Nov 18, 2009

    Ok, so you are indeed hearing the igniter click, are you hearing when the gas ignites? Have you checked the blower motor that pushes the hot air into the drying chamber?

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    bulldogchief Nov 18, 2009

    BTW, can you give me the make and model number of your dryer so I can get a look at it myself?

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    bulldogchief Nov 18, 2009

    Thanks. I will get back with you shortly.

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    bulldogchief Nov 19, 2009

    Okay, this is what I suspect your problem is; inside the dryer are two gas coils. They are solenoid coil valves that regulate gas flow. What I suspect is these two coils are not allowing gas in the dryer and therefore you are feeling warmth but not actual heat; this is why your clothes are still wet after the cycle ends. You can fix this yourself, I will walk you through it here.

    You can remove the hinges on the dryer door by removing the screws from the hinges. Once that is done, you lift the door off of the dryer frame. Next, you remove the two screws on the opposite side of the door. Now you can take the front panel off, it will be easy because you will see where the clips hold it on.

    The coils will be on the gas valve, all you need to do is pull the old ones and put the new ones in. I am including a link where you can order the new coils. Here is the link:

    This should fix your problem. Good Luck!



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