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My gas dryer maytag legacy series turns on but it won't heat up.

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If your dryer is not heating, then check if the power cord is plugged into the wall. It may be loose or disconnected. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. Now, check whether the heating element in your gas dryer is burned out by using an ohm meter to check for continuity. If the continuity is not there then you would need to replace the element. After checking the element, check out the thermal fuse to see if it's burned out. The thermal fuse is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. It's usually surrounded by a black resin material situated in a housing made of white plastic. If the fuse looks like it's blown, then it needs to be replaced.
Now, check the igniter, there is a plastic connector attaching the igniter to the burner. Disconnect this and place the probes onto the two contacts of the igniter. The meter should read under 100 Ohms of resistance. If the reading is above 100 ohms then igniter is bad. If the igniter passes the test then you need to test continuity on the flame sensor. You should have continuity between the two contacts. If not, then you need to replace the flame sensor. The sensors are usually located close by the igniter so are easily visible. Hope this helps...
Daniel

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Maytag MDG4000BWW gas dryer does not heat up

Below are some links, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, that will assist you in diagnosing/repair of your dryer. You may have to enter your model number in the search box to access some of the information.

Below is a parts breakdown/disassembly procedure for your dryer.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Electric-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

Firstly, ascertain that you have made a positive heat selection on the control panel temperature switch. The links below are listed in order of failure commonality.

1.Gas Valve Coils
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di3479&PartID=3479

2. Ignitor
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di3018&PartID=3018

3.Thermal Fuse
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-MDG4000BWW-%3d%3di516650&PartID=516650

These are only the most common parts that tend to fail. There are numerous other components that could cause the same symptoms. If the above assistance does not resolve your issue, you may request assistance with an on-line technician, or you can order a service manual from www.repairclinic.com

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