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  • riza18 May 05, 2010

    it doesnt get hot at all. the model number is mdg7400aww.


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Hi this is Phil, I will help you determine what is causing the no heat situation in your dryer. To make sure I am directing you properly can you send me the complete model number, it will be on a tag that is located just inside the door or possibly on the top of the control panel.

The second thing I would like to ask is if the dryer heats at all or just blows cold air whenever it is on? Some drying problems will heat but not dry and some will not heat at all.


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  • Philip May 05, 2010


    Thanks for the information. On this model the most common issue for not drying is the igintor, the ignitor sits behind the front panel. To check for sure, there should be a small plastic square on the lower front left corner. This piece can be taken off by prying with a small flat blade screwdriver.

    When the dryer starts take a look in the window, if you do not see any glow in there after a minute or so the ignitor is bad, if you do then the issue would be related to the coils on the gas valve.

    To replace either you can open the door and remove the screws that go through the hinges and into the front panel, also take the 2 screws off that are opposite these on the other side of the door. The front panel will not pull off from the top and lift off. This will allow you access to the igitor and gas valve.

    Let me know if you have questions.


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