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  • shurachai Jun 06, 2008

    I have a Maytag model number MDG7600A. How do I get into it to change the gas coils?

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Im not sure what type of unit you have, but most are the same once you get into the dryer itself. On the top of the gas controller, you will see the two round gas coils probably under a chrome or metallic plate. Remove the screws from this plate and remove. Unplug your gas coil wires, remembering which coil goes where. Slide the coils off, then slide new coils in there place. Replug the coil wires, and reinstall the metal hold down plate. Turn your gas back on, replug the unit and let run for a few minutes. Sometimes you may have to wait a few minutes for the gas to correctly start flowing, so dont be worried if it doesnt start right off the bat. Good Luck. If you need further information, send me a model number and make of the dryer.

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