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When the dryer is running the flame ignites (sometimes, more times not). I have cleaned all vents there is not lint anywhere. Can you help me get my clothes dried.

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If the flame ignites the goes out after a few seconds it is you flame sensor. It is mounted on the side of the flame tube. It is held on with one screw and has two wires that go to it. You may find these for about $20 at any appliance parts place. Very easy to change. Also go ahead and replace the gas valve solenoids while you are in there, they are easy as well but you will need a star tip driver or tourqs head. Good luck, please rate me on my help, so I can improve my answers.

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Dryer wont stay lit


if the flame is liting most likely problem is bad air movement.go outside with thedryer running and check the hood to see how strong the air is blowing out,if there's a cage or anything blocking the hood remove it,if the vent line is a long run remove the vent line from the back of the dryer,stick a leaf blower into it and blow out the lint to the outside.also with the dryer unplugged,remove the bottom panel,remove the lint filter and metal duct the filter slides into,clean that out and blow out the blower wheel with a shop vac,you can blow out the gas tube where the flame ignites to make sure it's clean blow off the motor and the cabinet and vac up all lint that blows forwards.you can try running the dryer with the vent line removed to see if it runs any better.when the dryer first heats up the flame will come on until the temp. is reached and it will shut down,one more thing to check,when gas coils start to fail you'll have heat for like the first 15 to 30 minutes,then when the coils heat up the ignitor will glow but no flame,after the coils cool down they will work again.how are you running it on timed dry or more or less dry,if you run it on auto or more or less dry there's a sensor inside where the lint filter is,try cleaning it up or try running it on timed dry to see if it runs any different,when on auto the heat comes on,when it reaches temp. the heat stops and the timer will advance,when it calls for heat the timer stops and the heat comes back on,it will do this until the clothes are dry.your model has an even heat board in it that can also cause problems but if the flame is liting it sounds like you have a block somewhere.go here this will tell you a little more about your model dryer.
http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/03/17/easy-fixes-for-two-common-problems-with-the-whirlpool-even-heat-dryers/

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My Maytag gas dryer model LDG9801AAL has irregular heating. The flame is not 100% bluish even after I cleaned the igniter glowbar. I already changed the dryer sensor but the flame keeps getting shut off...


if the flame is liting the ignotor is good,if the flame goea out after a minute or so then you have to clean out the dryer,unplug it,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,clean out the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is a long run i use a leaf blower to blow it out,pull it off the back of the dryer,stick the leaf blower into the vent and blow all the lint outside.one more thing if the flame lites and after 10 to 30 minutes thee flame doesn't lite anymore you have bad gas coils you can remove the cover down on the bottom right side of the front panel to check this,also you should clean this dryer at least once a year so you don't have a fire and your clothes will dry on time,pull the vent line off the back and see if it runs any better but you still have to clean the lint filter duct too,the block could be in there,bad air movement will cause this to happen.let me know how you make out.

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I have a kenmore gas dryer 110 it doesnt dry the clothes the burner goes on then of stays worm not hot check the fuse its ok the igniter works also dont know what else to check


if the flame is liting but stops after 15 to 30 minutes you have bad gas coils.if the flame is liting and clothes are not drying you have to clean out the dryer and the vent line.remove the vent line,if it's a long run to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,check the outside and make sure nothing is blocking the vent like a screen or cage,if there is remove it and don't put it back after you blow out the line,then clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if filter is on top the duct is in the back,remove the front panel and vac out all the lint in the cabinet where the motor is.number one problem with dryers is lint build up,all a dryer does is move air,if it's clogged with lint your gonna have problems.send full model number next time and let me know how you make out,if you need more help let me know

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My maytag dryer is taking more time than usual to dry up clothing. Can anyone help identifying the problem and possible solution? Thank


you have to clean out the dryer and the vent line,unplug the dryer,remove the lint filter and then you need to remove and clean out the duct that the filter slides into,then vac out the cabinet where the motor is,go outside and check the vent,make sure it's clear,then remove the vent line from the back of the dryer,if it's a long vent line i use a leaf blower to blow out the line.also if you have a gas dryer,check it after 15 to 30 minutes to make sure the flame is still igniting,if the gas coils are bad they will fail when they heat up,when they heat up the flame doesn't lite until the coils cool down and your clothes will be warm but wet.you should clean the dryer once a year if it's gas and once every two years if it's electric,gas dryers have an open flame and the lint can catch fire easier than electric dryers,do this and your clothes will dry on time,no fires,save energy and money on your bill.good luck

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I have an Amana dryer Mod. ALG649RAW. Turn dryer on ignites than flames, but after a few minutes goes out, it will again ignite, but won't flame. Is it overheating? The dryer is vented underground about...


Hi,
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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Gas dryer not drying a load in one cycle


When was the last time you cleaned out the vent duct?

Here's a few things to check that most people can do on their own. Keep in mind, that if you start taking the unit apart, you need to unplug the unit first. We don't want anyone getting zapped!

1) Obvious things first. If you have a propane gas dryer, make sure you are not out of gas! Go to the tank, lift the lid, look at the % gauge. If it's pointing at 5% or less, you may be empty or about to run out of gas. Order a gas delivery.

2) Another obvious tip. Check your lint filter. It may be so clogged that your dryer can't breathe. Clean it. Using a flashlight, look down into with the filter opening and see if there is a lot of lint still inside. If so, try using a small vacuum2_bing.gif attachment and clean out lint. This applies to both gas and electric2_bing.gif dryers.

3) Most gas dryers have either a small access panel in the front or at the very least, a peep hole. Open the panel or pop out the plastic peep hole cover so you can view the igniter. Turn on the dryer and watch for orange glow at the burner. If it does not glow, it will not light the gas burner. You may have a broken igniter and will need to replace it or have a new one installed. If you do it yourself, be sure to unplug the dryer and do not touch the very fragile ceramic piece of the igniter. You can confirm it is broken by locating the broken piece below where it is attached or noting it is missing a piece of ceramic on the igniter.

4) This tip applies to both gas and electric models. Another thing you can do is check for blockage in your vent. Unplug the dryer, and pull the unit out as far as you can to get access to the back of the unit. Be careful not to step on or kink the gasline. Pull the venting off the back of the dryer. There is usually a squeeze clamp holding it on. Clean out lint in dryer and from within the vent tube. Some cheap venting are made of expandable plastic or aluminum and can get squished to the point they restrict air flow. Make sure your vent is not collapsed and doesn't get squished when you push the unit back. Once you have cleaned and reassembled it, plug it in turn on the dryer and watch for ignition. If it lights, go outside to the vent cap and check for lint there and make sure your vent flap opens with the hot air flowing out. Clean and adjust as necessary. If you have a long vent tube like I have on mine, then you should clean it out annually. I use a wind-up toilet snake and crank it around knocking lint loose from the walls of the vent. I can always tell when it needs to be cleaned again, when clothes2_bing.gif no longer get dried in the first cycle. If you are unsure of, or unable to perform this task, then you'll need to hire a repairman.

Anyway, these are just the easy, quick fixes that most homeowners2_bing.gif can perform on their own. If none of these solve the problem, you will need to troubleshoot further or hire a repairman. Hope this helps.

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The Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

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Check for a restricted vent. Clean vent and check for kinks. Make sure lint screen is clean. If you do-not have good airflow due to a restriction, the burner will not stay on. It's a safety thing.

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