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Dryer does maintain heat

Igniter glows and flame comes on after rest

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I need a little help here. Your post.... "Dryer does maintain heat"

With the comment: "igniter glows and flame goes on after rest"

So far everything your desribed is most likely normal operation.

Are you saying that the "Dryer does NOT maintain heat properly?" AND that the flame cycles on and off way too often?

I will send this as a solution however.... if you need more help just reply to this post.

-- If you disconnect the dryer vent ducting and it works normally the ducting is clogged up.

--If it still operates the same with the vent disconnected then the dryer air passages are clogged up with lint. Use a crevice tool and something like a folded over metal coat hanger to clean up the air passages

--This can include the lint filter itself if you use dryer sheets. The filter will appear clean but will not allow airflow due to the dryer fabric sheet particulate build up on the filter. Wash it with vinegar and water then soap and water. Make sure to clean the air passages around the lint filter.

--If after all of the above the dryer is still doing the same thing check the airflow out of the back of the dryer. It should gently push a relaxed hand and wrist away from the vent outlet hole. If it does not and your sure all of the air passages are clean then there is a good possibility that the blower wheel has failed and is spinning on the motor shaft vs being driven at full speed.

Also if you respond and need more help please include all of your model number or confirm that MDE7400AY is the correct model number.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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