The dryer is not drying. The gas valve doesn't seem to be opening after the first cycle and makes a slight rattling sound when it seems to be trying to open. Is there such thing as an intermittent valve? The solenoids ohm out ok.
Igniters glow brightly, if the ohmmeter reads high the igniter is likely failed should be visible when the system is first turned on & in a heating cycle
gas solenoids do fail as previously noted
- gas solenoids do not switch on until the igniter has reached operating temperature, and clilcked off, so any problems in the igniter or optical sensors show up in the gas valves as well
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Check the coils on valve or the igniter. Access both thru Access panel on lower right of front panel. Set heated dry cycle & start, igniter should glow bright followed by a "Click" sound, which is valve opening. If it glows and no click, replace the valve coils (2 donut looking objects on top of valve). If no glow, replace igniter, usually just unplug to remove, carefully, they are ceramic and break easy.
People, the first words the poster said were that the dryer was "brand new". All of your suggestions assume the dryer had extensive use. This sounds like a factory defect issue!!!! My brand new Maytag Cabrio gas dryer is also making an obnoxious buzzing sound that seems to cycle on and off as the gas ignites. The buzzing sounds electronic not mechanical. What would buzz when the burner is active?
I was experiencing a similar problem. I just repaired mine yesterday, with the help of this web site. Remove the front bottom panel. The are two screws located on the bottom of the panel. They are there, just slightly hidden. Turn on dryer to heat. Look inside where the panel was. Wait a minute or two and you will see the igniter glow. After a minute or so you might hear a click and the gas valve will open to start flame. After a while flame will go out until it cycles again. If your igniter glows and you hear the rattling noise and then the igniter glow goes out and you have no flame, it might be your solenoid coils are bad. These are the two black round things located on top of the gas valve. Make sure your gas dryer is unplugged. There is a wire clip attached to each solenoid. Unplug them. I needed to pry them off carefully with a flat screwdriver. There is a metal bracket holding those two solenoids in. There are two screws that you will need to remove the bracket. Use a flashlight to see them. Slide them up and off the gas valve. One is a 2 prong and one is a 3 prong. I bought a new set for 26.75. Put the new ones back the same way as you took them off. The is little nips on the top of the solenoid that line back up with the holes of the top bracket when reassembling them. Plug your machine back in and turn on and watch to see if the ignitor glows again and watch for the flame. Put panel back on and enjoy dry hot clothes again. GOOD LUCK
Hi, It sounds like that the coils on top of the gas valve are not opening the valve later in the cycle. They get weak enough ovwer heat and will not open the valve. You can listen for the ignitor to click on and then you can hear the gas ignite. If late in the cycle you hear the igniter click and then no gas ignition, change the coils.
You should also make sure the vent going to the outside is clear of any lint or kinked.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Hi, first thing to check is the venting. If the vent is plugged, it will cause the heat to short cycle. If later in the cycle, the ignitor glows but will not ignite the gas, you will need to change the coils on top the gas valve. This is a common problem. Please let me know if I can assist you further.