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Dryer doesn't get hot - I suspect the ingnitor

Challenge I have is I can't find the manual and need direction as to where the ignitor is located on my unit. I have an MGD7500AWW front loading Maytag dryer.

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I have a maytag neptune gas dryer and it is not getting hot. What could be the possible problems?


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your ignitor or your gas valve coils,
if it gets hot at all
its is your coils
if not i would suspect the ignitor

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I have a MD7600 maytag dryer. It runs but it will


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My dryer doesnt get hot


With gas bills so outrageously high these days, you deserve a medal for being able to keep current! lol Let's see what we can do about the dryer. First, check that the ignitor is working. It should glow an orange color if it is working. If the ignitor seems to be working properly, then I would suspect faulty gas valve coils. These are solenoids located directly above the gas valves, that when energized, open the valves and permit gas to flow to the burner. If the solenoids are faulty, the gas valves won't open and the burner cannot light. Due to the difficulty in testing these solenoids, it is best to replace both (all) of them at once if any are suspected of being faulty. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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