My front loaded Maytag dryer gets a flame and the coil gets red hot but within 30 seconds the flame goes away and the coil does not stay on (red hot). I am wondering what part I need to change? Please help I have THREE KIDS AND A HUSBAND and the clothes are PILING UP. Thank You Very Much.
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Re: MAYTAG MDG6200 AWW flame keeps keeping going out
Your thermostat is broken.
I think the gas 5 wire or the heat limit FOR THESE PARTS LINK
or what i would check first is the fuse on the blower housing which is a thermal fuse. A regulat ohm meter /resistance meter can do the trick. No resistance should be measured or very low on this fuse. If uninfinit restistance this one is broken.
It can also be the limit thermostat . Measure when cold. > low resistance.
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This dryer uses a hot surface ignitor to light the burner. test for 110 volts at the ignitor plug after you disconnect it and start the dryer, if voltage is present, replace the ignitor, part# 33002789, if no 110 volts, than you will need to check the thermal fuse located on the blower housing, if hte dryer heats a few times then fails to light after it has warmed up, you will most likely need the coil kit on the gas valve replaced. Pleazer Appliance...
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one
of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance.
Replace the defective thermostat.
This could also be caused by a bad set of coils as well. 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.
**The most common problem spot here will be a defective set of gas valve coils.
Check out the motor control board near the floor on the right side. These have a high failure rate on the Neptunes. Maytag redesigned both the motor and motor control board to be more reliable. While inspecting this board, you are looking for a blown 10 amp fuse and /or burnt electronic components. If you have either... then you will need the the new motor conversion kit which includes the new motor, new motor control board and the wire harness. What you describe are signs the motor control board is nearing its end of life...
The kit takes about an hour to install. See www.neptunewaxmotor.com for disassembly photos so you can inspect the motor control board.
Deb, as long as the ignitor is glowing, it's probably your coils on the valve. Look at number 13 and 14 on the attachment. Part number for the booster coil is 306106 and 306105 for the secondary coil. Not a hard job, the coils slide right off after removing a screw and then replace the harness. Catriver...post back.