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My Maytag Dryer (Model: DG612 , Series: 05) stopped producing hot air to dry the clothes. I opened the little door on the bottom right hand corner on the front of the machine and noticed that there was no flame being produced. There was an ignitor of some sort glowing cherry red, but it would constantly fade out. I tapped it with a screw driver to see if there was a short or something and the metal prong that was glowing red broke off (easily). Does (and can) that whole part be replaced or is the dryer trash now?

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Replace the ignitor you broke and check gas valve coils for continuity (they should be in the range of 500 - 2000 Ohm, don't remember exactly). Very likely one of them has failed.
Part numbers for the ignitor (any will do, they're identical):

4391996
WE4X750
5303937186

Part numbers for gas valve coils (complete kit, also identical):

279834
5303931775

Good luck,
Vlad
First Choice Appliance

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