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My dryer wont heat up. The ignitor coil glows but it only heats up on occasion.

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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.

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If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
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SOURCE: maytag gas dryer, no heat, ignitor wont glow

The machine will check all safety features first. check the overlimit by the burner. It may have a reset. If not, turn power off and check continuity (ohms). Good luck.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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