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Maytag gas dryer noise when burner comes on

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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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Besides the bothersome noise...is there any inherent danger w/just letting it go & not repairing it?

    Thanx, Mark

    hejira2@verizon.net

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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.

Thank you for contacting us at FIXYA.com

Posted on May 28, 2008

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    David Emmel May 29, 2008

    Thank you for giving me your rating...I must have missed it yesterday, or maybe I forgot...It's hell getting old...LOL

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