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I have a Maytag Gas Dryer model LDG4916AAE. The main burner does not kick on. The ignitor (glow bar) heats up and then I hear a click and the glow bar shuts off. This happens over and over, about 1 minute intervals. I have plenty of airflow through the exhaust vents, but it is cold air of course. I replaced the ingitor and it still does the saem thing

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  • jh126197 Jun 01, 2010

    Thank you, the replacement of the coil fixed the problem, VERY helpful and I am very satisfied. Jim

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Hi.

Ensure that the valve coils are OK. Remove the coils and read Ohms at terminals. If the coils are open, then replace the faulty coil.
Coils are parts 7 and 8 in diagram below. Click on picture to enlarge.

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Here all parts.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • jh126197 May 29, 2010

    I put an ometer on the two coils,



    the coil with only 2 leads (Gas Valve Secondary Coil) showed 0.584 ohms



    the coil with three leads Boosting and Holding Coil had the following measurments



    Black lead to Red lead = 0.682 ohms

    Black Lead to white lead = infinity

    Red Lead to white lead = infinity



    I cleaned the leads off and reseated the connectors several times, dryer is still doing the same thing.



    Let me know what to try next



    thanks

    Jim

  • Ginko
    Ginko May 29, 2010

    Hi.

    This is a two coil system. The coil with three terminals is called secondary coil. This is tested reading continuity at the outer contacts. A good coil will read between 500 and 1500 Ohms.

    The secondary coil must be tested in full using a test lamp. This coil is wired in parallel with the flame sensor, that can also be causing your problem. The flame sensor opens when temperature is reached in thirty seconds, allowing the secondary coil to get full voltage and to keep the vlve open.
    For safety reasons the flame sensor cannot be opened to test the coil. Here as well, the test is done using a 115V test lamp or a voltmeter to read volts while machine is operating. This are easier to handle than a multimeter.

    The best way to proceed keeping the safety standard is by replacing the secondary coil and then going for the flame sensor. In some case the valve itself may be defective.
    Parts for this dryer are not expensive. Refer to my previous comment for list.


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