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Maytag dryer Ignites then flame goes up and out toward front ....not a venting problem. Last expert says may be a blower wheel does the wheel come off

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  • JCoonis Mar 12, 2008

    vent is not attached, blower wheel is functioning well and is not clogged. i agree sounds like an air flow issue,,just can't figure out why..gave in and called the repair guy, need laundry today! Will let you know what it was., if they can figure it out. I have already done most of the work for them

  • JCoonis Mar 18, 2008

    I called...they make it impossible to fix it yourself...the dryer needed to be intact to test it. How are you supposed to see what is going on if the front panel is on? Ended up being the coils. The tech. was able to use alittle hand held device to see where the problem was. really sucks!

  • Michael Grimshaw May 11, 2010

    What is the model number of your dryer?


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Hmmm. No answer a week later? You called "Tears," didn't you?

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Need to question why you think its not a venting issue, did you try without vent attached???, cuase it definitly sounds like an air flow issue. if doing that diconnected i would look into possible the blower wheel housing is not sealing correctly and your suckin the air towards it(highly unlikely) cant see the wheel coming off . gotta say air flow issue!!!

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