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Whirpool gas dryer no heat

How do i check out what the problem is? I will need step by step instructions...it is not too old a couple years it has a hole in the front ...HELP! thank you!

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  • njkate Mar 01, 2008

    THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!!

  • jimbeau38 Mar 02, 2008

    Gas Dryer no flame
    Model Number: mdg308daww Brand: Maytag Age: 1 - 5 years


    I hear one click as I start the dryer and the tumbling begins. There seems to be no heat. When I turn off I hear one click again. I changed the ignitor and the solinoid coils. The original ignitor read 46 ohms and the new one reads 18 ohms. The new ignitor seems a bit different because the ceramic part is a bit larger but the metal part seems identical and it fits in the place fine so I believe it is the correct part for my unit. I checked continuity on the thermal fuse, radiant sensor and the thermostat that are all located in the same area around the gas tubing assembly. All of these parts read 0 ohms, which I believe is fine. I removed the exhaust tubing to see if that was the problem and it still would not heat up. I have not looked inside to see if there is glowing or anything while the machine tumbles. I do not believe there is a view hole. Please help!!!

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Assuming the dryer is a whirplool. after turning machine on it will start to rotate and with in a few seconds, you should here a definate "click"and then youll see your ignitor glowing though that little access hole in front. the gas comes on and your drying!didnt hear the click??? most likly a bad thermal fuse , located behind machine by removing back cover, a white thermostat with two wires(probly light blue), maybe 2 inches long and 1/4 in wide.90% of time thats the issue, if so check for properclearventing(it overheats and blows for safety reasons)

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