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The Maytag Atlantis dryer (gas) does not appear to be igniting the burner when it is turned on. The problem has gradually become more frequent over the last couple weeks. Now, it almost never lights up. Everything else appears to be working. What needs to be done to correct the problem? Are there any other details that would help to identify the problem? Currently, we have only tried turning the dryer off and on until we hear the burner ignite. But, as the problem has become more frequent, this no longer works (the dryer almost never ignites).

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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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