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Maytag neptune gas dryer dryer will run but the igniter will only ignite part of the time, thought we had a bad igniter put in a new one, it lit up right away dryed one load completely dry, put in the next load and it will not ignite

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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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When the dryer runs there is never any heat. could this be a thermal coupler issue? what else might it be? thought it would be a coupler since i never see any flames when the dryer tries to ignite.


These appliances are equipped with a burner assembly with electronic igniters. The following link explains a little theory about how these igniters work:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

I know the link is for a gas range, but the burner assembly functions are nearly identical, as well as, the type igniters used.

If you are having ignition problems it is probably a simple matter of a weak or bad igniter. The burner assembly will ignite automatically as long as the gas valve, igniter coils and igniter are all functioning properly. It can take up to 90 seconds for the burner to ignite. As the igniter ages, you may experience longer ignition times.

You can view an illustrations of your burner assembly at appliancepartspros.com, pcappliancerepair.com and searspartsdirect.com. If the model number you posted this question under is correct, the replacement part number for a new igniter is one of the following:

4391996 (Series 10)
33002789 (Series 60)

Which part number you use will depend on your SERIAL NUMBER. If the first two numbers is less than "60", use the series 10 part. If the first two numbers is "60" or higher, use the series 60 part.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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The 'radiant sensor/ needs to be replaced. This sensor tells the system that the flame is lit and everything is good. Go to repairclinic.com

http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-mdg5500aww-%3d%3di2681&PartID=2681

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