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MY DRYER IS NOT DRYING

THE DRYER RUNS BUT IT WILL NOT DRY THE GAS IS ON

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  • kmaytag May 28, 2008

    My ignition switch went out on my Maytag gas dryer. This was replaced and the dryer worked great for about 3 weeks. Now the dryer is drying but with very low heat, just enough to dry after 3 to 4 cycles. What would fix this problem

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I am curious as if you can tell if the burners are firing up. On the Neptune models there is a relay switch that has to function to tell the gas to go into the burner ports at the right time. the same relay switch also corresponds with a electric ignitor to ignite.

Second, the burners and its components must be rated for Natural gas or propane, which ever you are using.

Third, burner ports also has to be clear of debris, scaling etc.
Some have thermocouplers that go out. Some have burner blow back sensors that get worn out or dirty. Those need to be cleaned off by a technician.

It is strongly recommended that a service technician perform this service.

Back in the old days we could have used special tools to clean out each port one at a time, but now they require a bit more skill than old timers like me can do.

Make sure however your dryer is plugged into a properly grounded outlet also.

If you find that it is grounded down, and the gas components are correct, and still doesn't work, I strongly urge you to contact your local appliance repair store for technician repair to be performed.

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