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My dryer is not warming my clothes and it looks like no pilot or flame is going is the pilot needs to be on or there is not a pilot so can you plese tell me what the problem

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Check ur thermal fuse if you have no igniter glow indication an flame

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Trying to light a new gas dryer. was unaware it was gas lol


Gas appliances normally require a pilot flame. This flame heats a thermocouple which operates the main gas valve when you want heat. The pilot flame may be out. Gas valves have a start-up process which normally requires you to press and hold the pilot flame button for up to 30 seconds (until the thermocouple heats up).
Your appliance will have been delivered with a user's guide in which you will find the pilot lighting procedure...OR...there may be a guide adjacent to the gas valve.

Apr 12, 2013 | Dryers

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No heat


As I am not too familiar with gas dryers-here is a question-does the dryer normally have ignition only until the main flame is lit and a sensor warmed up that then shuts off the ignition.This is a energy saving feature that replaced having a pilot light run all the time.It should say in your manual if you have a standing pilot light or an ignitor which shoould I believe only run long enough for something like a thermocouple warms up to tell the ignitor to stop and the main flame will keep running until the cycle is complete. Hope this gives you a start and feel free to ask for more info. I'll do what I can.

Dec 20, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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Maytag DG410 gas dryer-no flame, no heat. I replaced the ignitor - that apparently isn't the problem. Other ideas?


Motor runs, but main burner will not ignite
1.heat switch set wrong---correct switch setting
2.defective timer or timer circuit---check timer wiring--replace timer motor or switch as needed
3.defective centrifugal switch in motor---clean switch or replace as needed
4.gas supply valve closed----open gas valve
5.inoperative solenoid coil---test coil for open circuit & the voltage to it
???
Pilot burner goes out
1.insufficient gas supply---- low gas pressure or clogged pilot filter or partially closed gas valve
2.carbon deposit on thermocouple tube---clean tube & check pilot burner for proper combustion
3.improperly adjusted pilot flame--adjust pilot flame until faint yellow tip begins to appear
4.faulty ignition or reset valve or thermocouple---replace

Clothes not drying, but dryer runs & heats
1.defective operating thermostat---test thermostat, replace if defective
2.fan or it's pulley loose on shaft---tighten set screw
3.incorrect heat or timer settings---reset timer
4.clothes to wet when placed in dryer----wring out or extract water from clothes before placing in dryer
5.clogged lint screen or duct (little air motion)---clean out lint screen & duct

Sep 22, 2011 | Maytag PYG4500A Gas Dryer

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Dryer runs but does not heat. It runs continually


If your dryer never quits on its own, then your main selection switch may be bad. Even if the clothes don't dry, the timer should still only run to the end of the cycle and then stop. The problem with the lack of heat could also be caused by a bad timer switch, but that is rare. Usually it is caused by a bad igniter/heat sensor unit. Sometimes you can use a piece of sandpaper and clean the carbon off of the sensor and then it will sense heat when the pilot flame starts, then it will let the gas valve send gas to the main burner. The heat sensor it the part that is in the flame of the pilot light.

Jun 11, 2010 | Roper RGX4634KQ Gas Dryer

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Dryer doesn't dry (flame cuts out)


279834 is the part number for the 2 coils ( kit ) which mount on the burner . Only 2 screws hold the coil retainer . One coil is opening ( shorting ) after it gets warm . Replaceing both will solve the problem . Easily replaceable .

May 29, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Have a Maytag gas dryer, model#:LDG7314AAE serial#:16068237QF, and the flame will not stay lit. It warms up ignites and then after 15 to 30 seconds it shuts off. It repeats the cycle but the flame stays...


Did you change the igniter, or glow coil as it is sometimes called? If it is orange in colour instead of white it needs to be replaced as it is not strong enough to ignite and stay lit. Hope this helps.

Nov 19, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

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Intermittant flame, ignitor function is good, all other functions are as designed,timer ,tumble etc.


Hi

The pilot light flame would sometimes get very small and keep going out. This was usually because the pilot orifice was getting dirty and was partly plugged. The pilot orifice must be cleaned out when the flame becomes too small to light the main burner. You can blow air through the pilot assembly to help clean it out, don't use something metal in the pilot orifice hole or you risk enlarging the pilot gas feed hole and the pilot light may be too BIG. If your pilot flame keeps "going out", chances are you will need to replace the pilot latch do make sure the vent hood flapper is closing ok and no outside air blowing in is effecting the pilot flame.
This is a thermocouple that sensed the heat from the pilot flame and kept a small amount of gas flowing to allow the pilot light to stay lit. If you followed the instructions ( usually found inside the small access door on the front bottom ) on how to re-lite your pilot when it goes out and the flame will not stay on, replace the pilot latch assembly.

Please accept the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Jul 07, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

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No longer drying the clothes. How can I fix this?


Make sure the lint filter is clean and the dryer vent pipe is not clogged all the way to the outlet.
If it is not getting warm the gas igniter/glow plug may need to be replaced.
If the igniter is OK but the flame does not light the gas valve coil may need to be replaced.
If it gets warm and the venting is not clogged, the thermostat or flame sensor may need to be replaced.

May 20, 2009 | Roper RGX4634KQ Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool gas dryer heat goes on then off then on again


should have electronic igniter that light gas after turned on.

Jan 03, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Flame shuts off after five seconds


HI! I BELIEVE THE PROBLEM YOU ARE HAVING IS CAUSED BY A PART CALLED THE THERMOCOUPLER. THIS IS A SAFETY DEVICE THAT SHUTS OFF THE GAS IF THE FLAME GOES OUT, BUT IT NEEDS HEAT TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER CIRCUIT. THIS MEANS THAT THE THERMOCOUPLER IS BAD AND NOT HOLDING THE GAS VALVE OPEN AS IT SHOULD. IT IS A SMALL THIN ROD TYPE THING THAT WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO THE PILOT OR IGNITER AND IT HAS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY TO ALLOW THE GAS TO CONTINUE TO FLOW. WHAT IT IS DOING IS GETTING JUST WARM ENOUGH TO OPEN THE GAS VALVE, BUT THEN THE IGNITER STOPS AND THE BAD THERMOCOUPLER COOLS AND TURNS YOUR GAS OFF. YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE THERMOCOUPLER AND YOU SHOULD BE BACK TO WARM CLOTHES IN NO TIME. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. ANY QUESTIONS, JUST REPLY AND I'LL HELP MORE.

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Nov 02, 2008 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

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