Question about Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

No heat and a clicking noise when trying to light

The dryer stoped making heat so I replaced the igniter put it all back together. Turned gas back on and it worked. I put towels in and it was very short lived with in minutes there was no heat again.
I did check the igniter it is glowing so it wasn't that.
There is a clicking noise or rattle when it is trying to light. I need help

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,430 Answers

The problem is the dryer coils are failing. They tend to fail as they heat up. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. There is a video at that will walk you thru troubleshooting this. It's a different model but the troubleshooting is the same. You can also enter your model 3 for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you that is what I thought it was too and you just comfirmed it"

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

No heat

make sure that the gas is turned on. if it is the next step is to check the fire chamber. it is a tube about 3in round. there is an igniter toward the front of the tube that when it calls for heat it glows bright red and then gas comes in the tube and it lights it up. if the igniter is not hot enough it will not light the gas. that means u need to replace the igniter.

Apr 15, 2014 | Kenmore HE5 7.0 cu. ft. Super Capacity Gas...

1 Answer

Igniter stays lit and gas never comes on

Flame sensor is not shutting down at 1800f and allowing for ignition my first thought. HOW IT WORKS (my home movie)

Jul 31, 2012 | Maytag SDG3606A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

It just stopped heating

If you have a gas dryer the burner is ignited by a eletroniic ignitor. It will make a ckicking noise upon starting it when set in the heat mode. You should hear the click or clicking noise it makes within 30 seconds after starting the dryer. If no click is heard, replace the spark ignitor

Mar 30, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Gas Dryer tripping circuit breaker


Oct 22, 2009 | Dryers

2 Answers

Gas dryer Amana Model LGA30AW, rattling noise, no heat.

I was experiencing a similar problem. I just repaired mine yesterday, with the help of this web site. Remove the front bottom panel. The are two screws located on the bottom of the panel. They are there, just slightly hidden. Turn on dryer to heat. Look inside where the panel was. Wait a minute or two and you will see the igniter glow. After a minute or so you might hear a click and the gas valve will open to start flame. After a while flame will go out until it cycles again. If your igniter glows and you hear the rattling noise and then the igniter glow goes out and you have no flame, it might be your solenoid coils are bad. These are the two black round things located on top of the gas valve. Make sure your gas dryer is unplugged. There is a wire clip attached to each solenoid. Unplug them. I needed to pry them off carefully with a flat screwdriver. There is a metal bracket holding those two solenoids in. There are two screws that you will need to remove the bracket. Use a flashlight to see them. Slide them up and off the gas valve. One is a 2 prong and one is a 3 prong. I bought a new set for 26.75. Put the new ones back the same way as you took them off. The is little nips on the top of the solenoid that line back up with the holes of the top bracket when reassembling them. Plug your machine back in and turn on and watch to see if the ignitor glows again and watch for the flame. Put panel back on and enjoy dry hot clothes again. GOOD LUCK

Aug 09, 2009 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer not heating

1) When this happens, something has interrupted the heat source. Run the dryer for a couple of minutes to see if it gets hot. Be sure you don't have the dial or controls on a non-heat setting, such as "Fluff" or "Wrinkle Control."


2) On an electric dryer, this may mean that the circuit breaker or fuse that controls the power has blown; reset or replace this. Be aware that a dryer may have two breakers or fuses. The motor will run when one works, but the heating element requires both.

3) On a gas dryer, recheck the control's setting to be sure it's not on a heat-free setting. Check the gas valve behind the dryer to be sure the gas supply is turned on. Also make sure the house's main gas valve is turned on.

4) Most modern dryers have electronic ignition instead of a pilot light. If yours has electronic ignition and isn't heating, call a qualified repairperson.

On an older dryer, make sure the pilot light is burning. If it isn't, relight it. You can find directions in your owner's manual, and pilot light instructions are often mounted next to the pilot light on the burner, too.

Thanks for using FixYa

Jan 03, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer won't heat

My advice is to get a gas technician. There is a resettable thermosat on the heater bank that may need to be reset. Have a tech check it out though.

Sgt 48

May 04, 2008 | LG DLG5988 Stainless Steel Gas Dryer

4 Answers

Kenmore gas dryer

Hit it with a big BIG HAMMER!!! NO NO, I'm just kidding! It can be several things, airflow, coils, or thermal fuse. Most common problem is the fuse so thats what I'll cover... UNPLUG DRYER, take back panel off (use 1/4 nut driver) look for the thin white thing with two of the same color wires going to it.(located lower left).... take wires off, then take the fuse off and look at the back of it. is it slightly melted and black? Replace and wala!!!!! GOODLUCK!!!

Dec 15, 2007 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Intermittent ignition

my dryer just stoped. when i press the start button it makes a noise and then theirs a small burnig smell if i turn the tumbler it works for awile then back to the dryer being stoped again.

Dec 09, 2007 | Whirlpool LGR8648 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool Gas Dryer

Pilot Light? Are you sure? All the gas dryers I've ever worked on were pilot-less. There should be a glow-type igniter that heats up when the dryer is turned on. When it reaches a certain current potential a gas valve is opened and the burner ignites. How old is this dryer? Maybe this is something I've never seen before. Is the dryer working at all? If not, here's a way you can narrow down the possibilities of problems:

You need to gain access to view the inside of the dryer, first. With the dryer plugged in, push the start button. If you hear a "click" and the igniter still does not come on, you probably have a bad igniter. If you don't hear a "click", the radiant heat senor is probably bad causing the igniter not to glow. You have to listen very carefully for the clicking noise, though. It's not very distinct with some dryers. Now, the igniter can glow sometimes and still be bad. The way your dryer works; it looks for a certain current potential (roughly 2.7 to 3.2 amps depending on type of igniter) on the igniter before the gas valve opens to ignite. If the igniter is weak, the gas valve may not open. This is a safety feature that prevents gas from leaking into your home. I hope this may help you. Let me know if I can assist further.

Nov 12, 2007 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer Logo

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides