Sometimes, when the gas burner flame comes on, there is a loud buzzing noise that is coming from the burner area of the dryer. It starts as soon as the flame starts and stops as soon as the flame stops. The loud buzzing sound does not occur all of the time but seems to happen more often after the first or second loads are finished (we normally do about 8 loads a week – all on the same day). The noise sounds like some type of actuator or valve noise. I have taken off the front cover and have observed the burner coming on and off with the buzzing noise but just can not pinpoint where it is coming from. The clothes are dried fine - does not seem to take longer than usual, but it definitely is not doing something right. George
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Re: Maytag gas dryer noise when burner comes on
The noise you are describing is coming from the gas valve solenoid coil assembly. This is usually indicative of weak coil.
If this is a warranty situation, request a factory authorized certified technician to replace the solenoid assy. at no charge.
If you want to fix it yourself, be sure and ask us for instructions on replacing the part safely.
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This noise can be caused by the solenoid valve that controls the gas flow to the burner. If the dryer is not getting hot then the valve needs to be replaced. Depending upon the age and manufacturer the valve may be an integral part of the burner assembly.
Your have one of two problem causing the gas to not come on on your dryer.
1) the flame sensor is bad...if the igniter comes on and stays on and doesn't go off...usually within 1 minute the flame sensor isn't working as its supposed to
2) the coils on the gas valve could be the problem...if the igniter does indeed go off within 1 minutes and as soon as the igniter goes off if their is no flame the coils on the gas valve is what would need to be replaced
here is what each part looks like
The problem could be flame radiant sensor or in most cases the gas valve solenoid coils sitting on top of the gas valves. The radiant
sensor must be aligned perfectly with the igniter. The radiant
sensor contacts bypasses one of the gas valve solenoid coils and as the
igniter heats up it makes the sensor contact trips unbypassing
the coil and allowing the gas to flow and be ignited.
The problem is with the solenoid coils,
one with 2-prongs and the other has 3, if
the radiant sensor is aligned
with igniter and working perfectly but no gas is ignited. The buzzing sound is coming from the coils trying to operate the valves. Replacing both coils is the simple and only viable solution.
People, the first words the poster said were that the dryer was "brand new". All of your suggestions assume the dryer had extensive use. This sounds like a factory defect issue!!!! My brand new Maytag Cabrio gas dryer is also making an obnoxious buzzing sound that seems to cycle on and off as the gas ignites. The buzzing sounds electronic not mechanical. What would buzz when the burner is active?
if burner lights but fails to relight after several shut offs suspect burners solenoids change both they come in a kit ..once the solenoids get hot they will sometimes open electrically and fail to reenergize after cool down they will open gas valve and alow burner to reignite..also be sure vent to outside to clean and vent behind dryer is not flattened or kinked has know flame to not be properly burning due to exhaust problems and flame sensor would shut burner down